New position will enhance company’s environmental stewardship
United Water, one of the nation’s largest water services providers, announced today that Brent A. Fewell has joined the company as vice president of environmental compliance. In this capacity, Fewell is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining the company’s environmental compliance program for its operations throughout North America. United Water is a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT.
“In the last decade, management of the natural environment has become one of the most important issues facing our industry today,” said Bob Iacullo, president of United Water. “Our company has a long history of being an environmental leader in the water and wastewater industry and I strongly believe that Brent’s expertise will further strengthen our commitment to proactive environmental practices.”
Prior to joining United Water, Fewell served as the principal deputy assistant administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water where he had responsibility for overseeing the development and implementation of all facets of the EPA’s water programs. He also practiced environmental law with two of the nation’s leading law firms--Hunton and Williams in Washington, D.C., and Jones Day in Pittsburgh, PA. Earlier in his career, Fewell worked at engineering firms where he managed a variety of environmental projects.
“Brent brings a unique mix of skills and experience to our organization,” said Iacullo. “His background in government, law and environmental engineering provides the depth of experience we need for our diverse operations across the United States. At a time when there is greater awareness of the importance of environmental issues and their impact on water quality, our customers will benefit from Brent’s capabilities as we meet the challenges ahead.”
Fewell has a B.S in wildlife management from the University of Maine, a Master’s in environmental management from Duke University and a J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law.
About United Water
United Water is one of the nation’s leading water and wastewater services providers to over 7 million people in 26 states through the dedication of its 2,600 employees. In addition to owning and operating 20 regulated utilities, United Water operates 240 municipal systems through public-private partnerships and contract agreements, including three of the nation's largest water and wastewater contracts: Indianapolis, IN, Gary, IN and Jersey City, NJ. The company’s affiliate, Utility Service Company, provides water tank asset management services to over 2,000 municipal and industrial clients under long term contracts. Founded in 1869, United Water is a subsidiary of the SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT.
About Suez Environnement
Natural resources are not infinite. Each day, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT and its subsidiaries deal with the challenge to protect resources by providing innovative solutions to industries and to millions of people. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT supplies drinking water to 76 million people, provides wastewater treatment services for 44 million people and collects the waste produced by 60 million people. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT has 65,400 employees and is present on five continents. It is a world leader exclusively dedicated to water supply and waste removal services. In 2008, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, a subsidiary in which GDF SUEZ has a 35% stake, achieved sales turnover of €12.4 billion ($17.6 billion USD). To find out more visit