Scott Reinert manages groundwater resources, well drilling and monitoring, and the wellhead protection program, and provides data to support the utility’s participation in regional water planning. He has 25 years of experience as a hydrogeologist. Mr. Reinert worked at Sergent, Hauskins, and Beckwith Geotechnical Engineers and geohydrology Associates in Albuquerque, New Mexico, before being hired by El Paso Water Utilities in 1999. He has held a number of positions during his tenure at the utility. Mr. Reinert has served as project manager for the Well Infrastructure Analysis Program and manages development of groundwater modeling for the Exempt Aquifer Application that will permit more flexibility in operating the Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant’s injection wells. He also developed data for the 2011 Far West Texas Regional Water Plan by supplying population and demand statistics for the city of El Paso, as well as water supply strategies and costs. The 50 year regional plan was incorporated into the State Water Plan which was approved by the Texas Legislature in 2012. Mr. Reinert earned a bachelor’s degree in geology at McMurry College and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Colorado State University. He is a registered Professional Geologist and Professional Engineer in Texas and a registered Certified Scientist in New Mexico.
The Evaluation Panel members have been carefully chosen for their knowledge and experience. Each member scores and comments on the submissions assigned to them. Each valid submission will receive five sets of reviews that have been statistically normalized. Informed by the resulting ranking of submissions with consideration to diversity of solutions, up to five Finalists will be named.