Butler County Storm Water District

News Release
August 18, 2011

Butler County Storm Water District (SWD) Design Engineer Teresa Barnes has received the professional designation as a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC). This designation brings additional credibility to the District and savings to the Butler County Engineer’s Office (BCEO) since now all sediment control plans can be designed in-house. This puts the Storm Water District in a position to prepare storm water pollution prevention plans which are required for all BCEO roadway projects as well as numerous other projects specific to the District.

The CPESC designation recognizes expert knowledge in the principles, practices, and legislation of erosion and sediment control. CPESC certifies proficiencies in site planning and management, erosion prediction, runoff management, soil stabilization, erosion control, and sediment control. CPESC is administered by the internationally recognized EnviroCert International, Inc., a certification body for professionals in the storm water industry.

Ms. Barnes, who has been with the SWD and BCEO since 2004, is also a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Ohio. The P.E. in conjunction with her CPESC certification will allow her to more fully integrate her design and engineering skills with the new EPA storm water pollution control policies.

As a Design Engineer, Ms. Barnes reviews all commercial construction design plans, reviews and performs investigations for the Butler County Storm Water District and BCEO, and handles design of various small projects.

Before joining the Storm Water District and the Engineer’s Office, Ms. Barnes was employed as a design engineer by Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc. in San Antonio, Texas. Other prior experience includes working for companies such as Pitometer Associates, H.C. Nutting, Inc., and Tectonic Engineering. She received a Bachelors of Science in Hydrogeology from the University of Minnesota – Duluth in 1994 and a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 2000.

Ms. Barnes resides with her daughter in Fairfield.