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NWSA Membership grows steadily with four new members

As NWSA begins a new fiscal year, please welcome and celebrate our newest Members:

Dallas Water Utilities

Representative: Denis Qualls, Superintendent, Planning (

The City of Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) is a not-for-profit department of the City of Dallas, the ninth largest city in the US, providing water, wastewater and stormwater service to approximately 2.5 million people in Dallas and 27 surrounding communities. Its operations are funded through water, wastewater and stormwater rates paid by customers. DWU holds water rights in seven reservoirs with six currently connected (one Dallas owned and operated reservoir, three USACE reservoirs through conservation storage contracts and three reservoirs through water supply contracts). DWU also utilizing reuse supplies. DWU operates three water treatment plants, two wastewater treatment plants, operates, and maintains 30 miles of levees and administers 39,000 acres of floodplain.

San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District

Representative: Heather Dyer, Chief Executive Officer/General Manager (

The San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District (Valley District) is a State Water Project Contractor, formed in 1954, to meet supplemental water needs of an approximately 325 square mile area of southern California. As a wholesale water provider, Valley District delivers water to 15 retail agencies, serving approximately 710,000 people (2022). In recent years, Valley District has transformed into a regional leader and collaborator, managing groundwater storage, identifying, and securing new water resources for the future, and partnering with surrounding agencies to ensure a reliable water supply for the upper Santa Ana River watershed. Current projects include enhanced stormwater capture projects and regional recycled water facilities for aquifer recharge, regional multi-species habitat conservation planning, and integrated regional planning and financing of water infrastructure projects. Valley District is also involved in statewide initiatives, including the Sites Reservoir and Delta Conveyance Projects located in northern California, climate change response and adaptation for imported and local water supplies, and promoting a holistic, statewide vision for the state water infrastructure system.

Burns & McDonnell (affiliate member)

Representative: Tracy Streeter, Business Development Manager (

Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies with an unmatched team of 10,000 engineers, construction and craft professionals, architects and more to design and build our critical infrastructure. Our singular mission since 1898 has been to make our clients successful. We deliver projects with an integrated construction and design mindset, because everything is connected — design, procurement, sequencing the construction site. We leverage our knowledge, technology and commitment of ownership to deliver safe, innovative and quality projects. Our headquarters are in Kansas City, MO with over 50 offices in the United States. Our Global Water Practice provides a full complement of services for water utilities, including planning, design and construction, asset management and program services.

Jones Fortuna LP (affiliate member)

Representatives: Lewis Jones ( and John Fortuna (

As NSWA’s members know, Lewis Jones and John Fortuna are nationally recognized experts on Corps water supply policy and water supply storage reallocations. After many years at King & Spalding, they have formed their own firm, Jones Fortuna LP, specializing in environmental and natural resources law and litigation. Serving public and private sector clients across the United States, they offer innovative solutions to meet their client’s growing water supply needs. Their areas of practice include water and water rights, water supply storage reallocations and modifications of federal reservoir projects, environmental litigation, permitting, compliance and enforcement, infrastructure and natural resource development, and regulatory development and public policy.

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