Bill Stannard, PE
Chair Emeritus and Executive Vice President

Bill Stannard, PE


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Kansas State University (1975); Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering – Kansas State University (1975)


Registered Professional Engineer: MI (6201028796); OH (PE 57725); MA (38847); KS – 1979 (8636)
Series 50 Municipal Advisor Representative


About Bill

Bill has more than 40 years of experience providing consulting services to investor- and municipally-owned utilities covering management, operation, economic, and financial matters. His extensive experience encompasses: formulation of financial systems and ordinances for compliance with regulations regarding the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act; comprehensive revenue requirements and cost-of-service studies; rate setting; consulting engineers and financial feasibility reports related to the sale of revenue bonds; financial feasibility analyses; organizational and management reviews; and utility competitiveness studies. He has served as an expert witness in rate litigation matters in federal and state courts and before arbitration panels and state public service commissions. Bill has also served as an arbitrator in resolving water and wastewater rate disputes. Bill is an active member of the WEF and AWWA. He served as chair of the WEF’s task force charged with the development of a Manual of Practice, Financing and Charges for Wastewater Systems. Bill also authored a chapter entitled, “Selecting the Optimal Capital Financing Plan and Pricing Structure,” for the Fourth Edition of the industry guidebook, Water and Wastewater Finance and Pricing: The Changing Landscape. He is a past-Chair of AWWA’s Management and Leadership Division, was a Trustee of AWWA’s Technical and Education Council, and a past-Chair of AWWA’s Finance, Accounting and Management Controls Committee. He is currently serving on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environments Finance Advisory Board.

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