February 16, 2017
Speaker: Mr. Erik Hobson
Biography: Erik is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), Certified Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI), Registered Enviromental Manager (REM) and received his Bachelors of Science in Wildlife & Fisheries Management from West Virginia University.
Throughout Erik Hobson’s 19 year career at the San Antonio Water System, he has educated San Antonians on non-point source pollution, been lead for a federal water quality grant, was SAWS’s Council Districts 7 & 8 community representative, a Storm Water Construction Inspector and Team Lead for SAWS’s Fats, Oils and Grease Program.
Erik was recently hired back in the world of dirt to oversee the activities of five inspectors and roughly 500 construction sites.
PRESENTATION TOPIC: SAWS Storm Water Construction Program
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