Smith honored with AWWA-MI Award for Outstanding Service

Tom Smith Portrait

Congratulations to Prein&Newhof Senior Project Manager Tom Smith III, PE who recently received the Raymond J. Faust Award from the Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA–MI).

This award commemorates Raymond J. Faust’s contributions to safe public health engineering practices, his advancement of sound water supplies, and his dedication to building and promoting the waterworks industry. Smith is certainly deserving of this honor that recognizes outstanding personal service in the water supply field, both for the work he performs at Prein&Newhof and in his various roles on numerous industry-related professional associations.

In his 30+ years in the profession, Smith has developed his knowledge and experience in hydrologic and hydraulic engineering and modeling for township and municipal clients. He provides floodplain analyses and mitigation planning, water reliability studies, master plans, stormwater analyses, treatment plant studies, transient analyses, inflow and infiltration studies, and Emergency Response Plans. Within the company, Smith also provides leadership to Prein&Newhof’s hydrologic and hydraulic modeling group and as a Senior Project Manager, Senior Associate, and member of the Board of Directors.

Smith has been an AWWA member since 1994, and has served as MI-AWWA Chair, Trustee, and as a member/chair of various AWWA committees and councils. He is also an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Association of State Floodplain Managers, Water Environment Federation, and Michigan Stormwater Floodplain Association.

Smith holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan, since 1995, and joined Prein&Newhof in 2000, where he’s been living our values for more than 20 years.

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