A Lifetime Commitment to Water Quality:
John Schombert, 3 Rivers Wet Weather
Newly retired after nearly two decades as the inaugural executive director of 3 Rivers Wet Weather, Inc. (3RWW), John W. Schombert has had a long and distinguished career devoted to controlling and managing storm water. Prior to his role with 3RWW, Schombert spent almost 30 years dedicated to water quality, public drinking water, and waste management programs for the Allegheny County Health Department. His avocation, too, is ensuring clean water for the region’s residents and visitors. He serves as chairman of the Coraopolis Water and Sewer Authority and as a member of the Riverview Sanitary Authority, the Pennsylvania State Board for the Certification of Sewage Treatment Plant and Waterworks Operators, and the Pennsylvania Water Resource Advisory Board.
In recognition of Schombert’s environmental excellence and leadership achievements in his field, he recently was presented with a western Pennsylvania lifetime achievement award from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. A registered environmental health specialist, he holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania.