Butler County Engineer
Greg Wilkens announces that BCEO and Storm Water District (SWD)
Design Engineer Teresa Barnes has received the professional designation
as a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC).
This designation brings additional credibility to the Butler
County Storm Water District and savings to the Engineer's Office
since now all sediment control plans can be designed in-house.
This puts the Storm Water District in a position to prepare storm
water pollution prevention plans which are required for BCEO
roadway projects as well as numerous other projects specific
to the Storm Water District.
The CPESC designation
recognizes expert knowledge in the principles, practices, and
legislation of erosion and sediment control. CPESC certifies
proficiencies in site planning and management, erosion prediction,
runoff management, soil stabilization, erosion control, and sediment
control. CPESC is administered by the internationally recognized
EnviroCert International, Inc., a certification body for professionals
in the storm water industry.
Ms. Barnes, who has
been with the BCEO and SWD since 2004, is also a registered Professional
Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Ohio.
The P.E. in conjunction with her CPESC certification will allow
her to more fully integrate her design and engineering skills
with the new EPA storm water pollution control policies.
As a Design Engineer,
Ms. Barnes reviews all commercial construction design plans,
reviews and performs investigations for the Storm Water District
and BCEO, and handles design of various small projects.
Before joining the
Storm Water District and the Engineers Office, Ms. Barnes
was employed as a design engineer by Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc.
in San Antonio, Texas. Other prior experience includes working
for companies such as Pitometer Associates, H.C. Nutting, Inc.,
and Tectonic Engineering. She received a Bachelors of Science
in Hydrogeology from the University of Minnesota - Duluth in
1994 and a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from the
University of Cincinnati in 2000.
Ms. Barnes resides
with her daughter in Fairfield.