Freese and Nichols’ Scott Maughn Appointed Chair of AWWA Committee

Scott Maughn, Water and Wastewater Engineer, was recently appointed the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Concrete Pipe Standards Committee Chair, continuing the legacy of Lee Freese who once held the same position. Scott has been a member of the AWWA for over 20 years and in addition to this appointment, he serves as an alternate member on the AWWA Steel Pipe Standards Committee.

The AWWA is an internationally recognized association dedicated to providing water solutions and effective water management to the world. Their membership includes over 4,300 utilities that together supply 80 percent of the world’s water. The standards set by the AWWA are crucial in ensuring the safety, reliability, and sustainability of water systems globally. These standards cover a wide range of aspects, including water quality, infrastructure design, treatment processes, and operational practices. By establishing these guidelines, the AWWA plays a pivotal role in promoting best practices and innovation within the water industry.

Scott has been part of the FNI team for over 26 years and has managed or designed more than 250 miles of water and wastewater large-diameter pipelines. A nationally recognized specialist, he is also a presenter for the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Water Environment Association and NACE/AMPP. As chair, Scott will serve a minimum five years and ensure the timely development of new and revised AWWA standards and related publications under the committee’s umbrella. By ensuring the relevance and comprehensiveness of AWWA standards, Scott will contribute significantly to the association’s commitment to safety, reliability, and sustainability in water systems on a global scale.