John T. Peebles

Senior Vice President
Division of Water Resource Operations and Maintenance
John came to Columbus Water Works in May of 2006 as Construction Coordinator in Engineering responsible for Capital Improvement Projects.  John quickly advanced to Manager of Field Services where he was responsible for the operation and maintenance of the “underground” infrastructure including the water distribution and wastewater collection systems in Columbus and Fort Benning.  Field Services grew to 89 employees and John was promoted to Vice President after implementing an Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) Abatement Program.  This I&I Abatement Program added 17 employees dedicated to removing storm-water from the sanitary sewer system in an effort to reduce wet weather related overflows. 

John was recently promoted to Senior Vice President with responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the “above ground” infrastructure including the water and wastewater treatment plants, water booster stations, and wastewater lift-stations. 

Prior to CWW, John graduated from Georgia Tech with an Industrial Engineering degree in 1992 and returned home to Columbus to work for the Char-Broil Division of the W.C Bradley Company.  His 13 year career with Char-Broil started in Manufacturing Engineering, moved into Quality Assurance, and finished in Marketing, developing portable and full size gas barbeque grills.

John is a licensed Water Distribution Operator and Wastewater Collection System Operator in the State of Georgia.  He serves actively in the Georgia Association of Water Professionals.  He successfully completed the Water and Wastewater Leadership Center taught by the renowned Kenan-Flagler Business School of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

John has also been active in the community and currently serves on the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee and on the Executive Board of Enrichment Services Program, Inc.

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