GREG JONES, P.E.
VICE PRESIDENT – DISCIPLINE LEADER FOR WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEMS
University of Tennessee
B.S., Civil Engineering
Certified Asbestos Inspector
Water Environment Federation
American Society of Civil Engineers
Specializing in wastewater collection and water distribution systems, Greg Jones has been a member of the LDA Engineering team for more than 14 years. A consulting engineer with more than 20 years of experience, he served as the water and wastewater manager for Lenoir City Utilities Board for seven years. He leverages his system management experience with his engineering expertise to meet clients’ objectives in the most timely and cost-effective manner. His innovative technologies and process improvements have earned his projects recognition by industry groups such as Consulting Engineers of Tennessee (CET) and the Environment Protection Agency (EPA).
LDA Engineering’s designated liaison for the Tennessee State Revolving Fund Loan Program, Jones has been able to provide SRF funding assistance for many of our clients including the Cumberland Utility District, Lenoir City Utilities Board, Morristown Water Commission, the town of Mountain City, and the cities of Oak Ridge, Crossville and Morristown.
Jones is currently managing two city-wide programs featured below with over 2.5 million feet of wastewater rehabilitation. Key components of these projects include:
- Infiltration and Inflow Investigations
- Sewer Rehabilitation
- Storm System Investigation
- Sanitary Sewer Lift Station Renovations
- Interceptor Closed-Circuit TV Inspection and Cleaning
Jones is responsible for developing and implementing specific projects for the City of Morristown, including design procurement and construction services. The project included the rehabilitation design of 260 miles of gravity sewer and manholes from contract documents and bidding to award phase and construction.
As Client Representative, Jones is responsible for the oversight of multiple design engineering firms, and services during construction. This sewer rehabilitation program introduced a project with the use of “pipe bursting” trenchless technologies for the first time in Tennessee as well as a manhole rehabilitation technique method principally developed by Jones which proved to be 100 percent successful in vacuum tests. For these innovative technologies, this project received the Grand Award by Consulting Engineers of Tennessee (CET).
Responsible for water and waste water services for Lenoir City Utilities Board, Jones managed an $11 million wastewater treatment plant expansion and sewer collection system upgrades, securing funding from state & local grants and loan programs to fund the project. Improved the water distribution system with the installation of 1 MG & 750,000 gallon water tanks, new water booster station (2-750 gpm & 1000 gpm pumps) and upgrading the water system with replacing outdated six (6”) inch Cast Iron Pipe with a new eight (8) & twelve (12) inch Ductile Iron Pipe water lines in the downtown area for a dependable water supply and fire protection. Assisted in evaluating rate adjustments, supervised the crew members and the water & waste water treatment plant personnel.
From pre-planning and survey coordination to design, permitting, funding assistance and approval, Jones handled project coordination for all aspects of the design of a system to supply water for a new medical complex and business/technology park along Highway 321 in Lenoir City. The approximately $3.5 million project was based on an estimated daily demand of 140,000 gallons of water and included the installation of a 1MG tank.
- Project Manager, Sewer Rehabilitation Project, Sweetwater, Tenn.
- Project Manager, Rarity Ridge Development Water and Sanitary Sewer Service System Design, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
- Project Manager, Sanitary Sewer Inflow and Infiltration Study, Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority, Alcoa, Tenn.
- Project Manager, Capacity Management Operation Maintenance (CMOM), Knox Chapman Utility District, Tenn.
- Task Leader, Sanitary Sewer Master Plan, City of Oak Ridge, Tenn.