Lakeside Interceptor | Duluth, MN

Weaver brings swim background to engineering role

Posted on 03/01/2016 7:40 AM

Bill Weaver, PE, pursued his passion for swimming before deciding to become an environmental engineer.
Bill Weaver, PE, pursued his passion for swimming before deciding to become an environmental engineer.

Bill Weaver, PE took a circuitous path to his current role as an environmental engineer for MSA Professional Services, Baraboo. He started his academic career with a B.S. Degree in Environmental Science, but then he took an unusual detour that maximized his passion for swimming.

Member of USA Swimming Team

While earning his bachelor’s degree at Ohio State, he was a collegiate athlete and member of the USA Swimming National Team. He participated in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Trials and missed making the Olympic team by less than a second. 

Following his competition career, he became a swim coach for a variety of teams, including the University of Pittsburgh and Purdue University.

While at Purdue, he decided to change careers and obtained a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering. 

As a graduate student, Weaver maximized his understanding of the swimming community and facilities by researching volatile disinfection by-products resulting from chlorinated swimming pools. His work was published in “Water Research.”

Weaver’s long-time interest in the environment led to his decision to become an environmental engineer.

“Water is one of our greatest natural resources,” he said. “In my role as an environmental engineer, I have the opportunity to help communities and positively impact our waterways.”

Wastewater Treatment Facility Experience

At MSA, Weaver, who has seven years of engineering experience, will assist clients with wastewater treatment facility projects. He has planning, design, construction management and project management experience on multiple wastewater treatment projects.

Weaver may not be competing any more, but his interest in swimming continues. He is head coach of the Madison West High School Boys Swim & Dive Team. His team recently placed second at the WIAA Division I High School State Championships.  

For more information about wastewater treatment, contact Bill Weaver. 

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