Pete Goodmann Recognized for Outstanding Work in Water Resource Efforts

Louisville Water’s Director of Water Quality and Research, Pete Goodmann, received a well-deserved award for his efforts related to water resource challenges. Goodmann accepted the 2022 Lyle Sendlein Award for Outstanding Contributions in Water Resource Practice last month at the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute’s (KWRRI) annual conference.

The KWRRI Institute at the University of Kentucky presents the Sendlein Award to a water resource practitioner who has made significant contributions in addressing water resource problems in Kentucky through water and environmental administration and management, water-related public service, or engineering practice.

Goodmann’s work with water quality spans decades. He conducted post-graduate research at UK where he was a Chevron Fellow. He went on to a career with the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection where he oversaw and directed water regulatory and research programs. Goodmann earned a reputation for working collaboratively with regulated entities, engineering and environmental consultants, public interest groups, local governments, and research universities and institutes. Together, they developed consensus policies and regulatory approaches.

Goodmann now oversees Louisville Water’s water quality compliance, distribution water quality, cross connection, and research programs to ensure the utility is compliant with federal and state water quality regulations, that we properly manage risks in the treatment plants and the distribution system, and that we are prepared for emerging technical and regulatory issues.

When asked about his achievements, Goodmann said, “It is an honor to be recognized in this way. Where Dr. Sendlein and I shared an interest was the intersection of policy and science and research, which subsequently was where I built my career.” He went on to say, “I’ve been lucky to have worked with colleagues who were willing to share their knowledge and were committed to their mission. We all share this award.”