BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aqua America’s Chief Environmental Officer Chris Crockett has been appointed to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Lead Task Force Advisory Committee, established by the Joint State Government Commission, the primary non-partisan research and policy development agency for Pennsylvania’s General Assembly.
The advisory committee is charged with conducting a comprehensive review and analysis of laws, regulations, policies and procedures of the commonwealth and other states regarding an assessment of lead exposure as a public health concern. The committee will report to the state senate its findings and recommendations on Pennsylvania policies and regulations relating to lead testing, abatement and remediation by November 2018.
“I look forward to helping Pennsylvania address the challenges of lead in drinking water and finding solutions to protect our citizens,” said Crockett.
Crockett joined Aqua America as its chief environmental officer in June 2016. He is responsible for overseeing water quality and environmental compliance for all of Aqua's drinking water and wastewater systems in Pennsylvania and seven other states. Among his responsibilities is oversight of the company’s multi-state-certified laboratory.
“Chris is a great pick for this committee because he’s a subject-matter expert and a staunch advocate for public health and safety,” Rick Fox, chief operating officer, said.
Aqua America is one of the largest U.S.-based, publicly traded water utilities and serves nearly 3 million people in Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Illinois, Texas, New Jersey, Indiana and Virginia. Aqua America is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol WTR. Visit AquaAmerica.com for more information, or follow Aqua on Facebook at facebook.com/MyAquaAmerica and on Twitter at @MyAquaAmerica.