Sandra L. Kutzing, PE
Sandy Kutzing’s favorite part of her job is collaborative problem solving with clients and colleagues. She has nearly two decades of professional experience designing water treatment and transmission facilities, evaluating distribution water quality, master planning and infrastructure assessment and rehabilitation.
Sandy is currently leading CDM’s Smith’s efforts in the fight against lead in drinking water, optimizing corrosion control treatment and establishing lead service line replacement programs across the United States. As Sandy says, “Every project is unique and has its own set of challenges, so it’s critical to work closely with our clients at every step of the process to make sure we are delivering what they need.”
Her proudest accomplishment to date is working with the City of Newark to remove all lead service lines in the city. “We helped solve a very complex water quality issue and developed solutions to protect the public including a massive point-of-use filter distribution program, implementation of a temporary orthophosphate system for a 60 mgd facility including design, bidding, construction and start-up in under 7 months, operation of a loop study and the most aggressive lead service line replacement program in the country,” she says.
“I embrace change, and I’m always looking for opportunities to improve the way we do things,” Sandy says.