August 29, 2019

Mach appointed to Oklahoma Water Quality Management Advisory Council

Garver Oklahoma Water Team Leader Mary Elizabeth Mach has been appointed by Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt to sit on the state’s Water Quality Management Advisory Council, a position from which she will have a leading voice on the future of the state’s water quality.

Mach, who has contributed to the improvement of the state’s water supply for more than a decade, will join the 12-member council that provides recommendations to the Oklahoma Environmental Quality Board on rules governing water quality. Those rules cover areas such as regulations for public water supply, industrial and municipal wastewater construction, treatment and discharge, pretreatment, biosolids, the drinking water state revolving fund, small public and private systems, underground injection control, and implementation of water quality standards.

“Water impacts everybody, from the smallest child to the oldest individual, and it also serves as a boost to community growth,” said Mach. “It’s an honor to have this opportunity to continue to help improve the water quality across our growing state.”

While emphasizing practicality as well as sustainability, Mach leads teams of more than a dozen water engineers charged with delivering designs for improved infrastructure, water and wastewater treatment plants, distribution systems, and more relating to the upkeep of the state’s water supply.

Devoted to upkeeping that supply from Garver’s Norman office, one of Mach’s key contributions includes leading teams that evaluate the effectiveness of technologies in the removal of constituents, such as arsenic and nitrate, from groundwater.

Mach, who holds degrees from Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma, was also named to Oklahoma Magazine’s 40 Under 40 class earlier this year.

To learn more about what Garver’s Water Team can do for you, visit our Water services page.

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