Overview of EPA’s Revised Lead and Copper Rule
October 14, 2021

Overview of EPA’s Revised Lead and Copper Rule
Date: October 14, 2021
Time: 2pm ET

Duration: 60 minutes with Q&A
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Overview 
EPA’s Revised Lead and Copper Rule better protects children and communities from the risk of lead exposure by better protecting children at schools and child care facilities, getting the lead out of our nation’s drinking water, and empowering communities through information.  Missouri American Water is proactively staying ahead of the proposed revisions by building a service line inventory and replacing lead service lines. Missouri American Water Company is working with local organizations to obtain additional resources to meet the needs of our communities we serve.
Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the proposed revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule
2. Learn how to build a service line inventory
3. Develop a lead service line program
4. Obtaining additional resources to meet the needs of the customers.  


Speakers (in alpha order)
Christopher M. Parrish, P.E.
Manager of Engineering, Missouri- American Water Company
Christopher M. Parrish is currently the Manager of Engineering overseeing the Service Line Replacement Program for Missouri American Water Company.  Christopher is a proven results-oriented and innovative manager with 16 years of strong engineering, operations, and production performance with demonstrated leadership experience.  
Christopher received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from the Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Missouri in Saint Louis. Christopher is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Water Works Association. He has also participated as a member/mentor for Engineers Without Borders for two projects in Northern Guatemala.
Christopher is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Indiana and Missouri.
Dave Pruitt
Engineering Construction Manager, Missouri- American Water Company

Dave has over 30 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry with extensive knowledge and expertise in water line design, civil site design and project management. Mr. Pruitt has experience from conceptual design development to final construction completion. He has been responsible for delivering $120M in Capital water main replacement/relocation budgets.  Dave has worked with both Union and Open shop contractors and has a vast understanding of construction requirements. Dave is a member of the American Water Works Association. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering design and project management.

As Construction Manager, Dave’s responsibilities include overseeing development of water main relocation projects including engineering and construction team coordination, contract negotiations and engineering specification updates. Dave also works closely with governmental entities, customers, and contractors to understand their specific needs and assist in providing value engineering while ensuring projects are delivered in a safe manner, on time and within budget. 
Jackie Thomas
Sr. Manager, Procurement, Missouri-American Water Company
Jackie has over thirty-five years of Supply Chain experience.  She is currently the Sr. Manager of Procurement for American Water, supporting the states of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Michigan.  Previous roles include Sr. Strategic Buyer and Sr. Capital Buyer for Missouri-American Water since 2012.  Prior to joining American Water, she spent twelve years in the procurement field for Anheuser-Busch.  She holds a BS from Illinois State University and is involved in the St. Louis Supplier Diversity Professional’s Network, and the Institute for Supply Management.

As Procurement Manager, she oversees all procurement functions in the Midwest states including executing sourcing strategies, manage the sourcing of goods, services and projects while continually identifying and implementing opportunities to lower total cost of ownership. 
Jackie supports the Supplier Diversity Program and the participation from PRIME Diverse suppliers and PRIME Non-Diverse suppliers contracting with 2nd Tier Diverse suppliers.  It a good business decision and it represents the communities that we serve, and in some cases is also driven by state legislative requirements.  She also supports the Company Risk Management goals and objectives in areas such as safety, insurance, and supplier depth which are key components.  Her responsibility is to build and maintain Supplier/Contractor relationships with the objective of reducing total costs, increasing productivity, and eliminating inefficiencies in the supply chain.
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