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Trent Thompson, PE

“I have always found our natural world, and the science behind it, fascinating. Growing up the son of a general contractor, I have an appreciation for how mankind creates amazing structures to improve the lives of countless people for generations. In addition, I discovered early in life that I did not want to hang steel thirty feet in the air…in Georgia…in July. Engineering was a natural fit. I remember learning that two man-made structures were visible with the naked eye from space –  the Great Wall of China and Fresh Kills Landfill outside of New York. That may have been the spark that brought me to environmental engineering and a career that allows me to use knowledge, technology, and innovative design to build and improve life, while minimizing impacts to the natural world. I find great passion in providing clean and safe drinking water and finding new methods to collect, treat, and reuse wastewater in beneficial ways to both mankind and the environment.”

Trent is a Principal and Vice President of Infrastructure overseeing Thomas & Hutton’s Water Resources, Environmental, Structural, and Transportation departments across Thomas & Hutton’s ten regions in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee. He began working with Thomas & Hutton right after earning his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from Mercer University in 2001. A licensed Professional Engineer, Trent’s experience includes the planning and design of water distribution/supply and wastewater collection/treatment systems for multiple municipalities, water and sewer authorities, and local governments. His expertise includes environmental and civil engineering, consisting of conceptual design, computer modeling, master planning, feasibility studies, permitting, detailed design, contract document preparation, technical specification preparation, bidding, and construction projects.  Trent is involved in professional organizations, including National Society of Professional Engineers/Georgia Society of Professional Engineers, American Water Works Association, Georgia Association of Water Professionals, and National Fire Protection Association.

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