Distribution Systems

The Distribution System Committee aims to promote affordable education and training and to foster professionalism and communication among those responsible for operating and maintaining distribution systems. Among its many activities, the Distribution System Committee contributes relevant articles for publication in the section magazine, Tap into Virginia.

Each April, the committee holds the highly successful Distribution Seminar and Utility Rodeo, which draws over 30 vendors and approximately 250 attendees. Started in 1989, this three-day conference includes the widely popular Utility Rodeo, in which individuals and teams participate in the skill-based events of Buried Treasure, Meter Madness, Splish Splash, Hydrant Hysteria, and Rapid Tappin'.  Current Rodeo Event Rules are maintained on the Distribution Rodeo web page, and as always you can contact the committee chair with any questions about the events or the committee.

In addition to the Rodeo, the Committee holds a one-day seminar in the fall that focuses on topics that are relevant to Maintenance and Operation of a Distribution System and are geared towards field level and supervisory staff.

Committee Contacts
Scott Parkins | Chair
City of Lynchburg Water Resource
Brian Whitenack | Vice-Chair
Western VA Water Authority
Committee Meeting Schedule
May 21 | 10:30 am
Zoom Meeting
July 9 | 10:30 am
August 13 | 10:30 am
Sept 14 | TBD
WaterJAM - Virginia Beach
Upcoming Committee Events
October 4-6, 2021
Virginia Beach, VA
Spring Distribution Seminar
April 2022
Henrico, VA