"Make it Monday" forum - AWWU: A Partner of Business & Commerce
The Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility (AWWU) was created in the 1970s and provides service to just over half of the State’s population. With this responsibility, AWWU understands that infrastructure investment addresses market and customer demands which is key to economic development for the Municipality and State.
In 2021, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) substantially increased available grant funding for infrastructure investment and economic growth. AWWU recognized this rare opportunity and took action to obtain these funds and increase investment in the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA). AWWU’s pursuit of the grant funds has yielded approximately $50 million dollars of infrastructure investment.
Jacques Annandale, Capital Assets and Grants Manager for AWWU, has led the effort to obtain these funds and will present on the growth of the program, the key parameters that make for successful grant project requests, and AWWU’s programs that may be used to mobilize the funds like Public/Private Infrastructure Coordination Agreements (ICAs).
Jacques Annandale, P.E., is the Capital Assets and Grants Manager for Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility. In his role, he leads the development of the annual Capital Improvement Plan based on the needs for the largest water and wastewater utility in the State. He manages the rehabilitation and expansion of 1,600 miles of pipe and over 250 facilities which serves about half of Alaska’s population, the Port of Alaska, and the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. His experience in private and public sector engineering and business management has led him to specialize in risk mitigation, service level performance, and economic development. He believes the foundation of success is achieved by bridging the gap and aligning goals between people, departments, and organizations.
Jacques Annandale has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and is an active volunteer and fund-raiser for several local nonprofit organizations.
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