Steve Cawood, PE

As CEO of ClearWater Solutions, Steve Cawood focuses on the overall vision and direction of the company.  He was one of the original founders of the company in 2007 and...

Rick Ailiff

CWS President
As one of the founders of ClearWater Solutions in 2007, Rick Ailiff has been instrumental in the overall growth and success of the company. His career spans over 38 years,...

Ben Kuenzel, PE

As an Executive Vice President for CWS, Ben focuses on operational oversight, including finances and construction, and provides engineering support as needed. Ben has over 20 years of experience and...

Terry Merritt

Terry is a company executive with CWS. His role includes executive leadership of the CWS company, client management, and business development. He provides direct oversight of each state manager, and...

Houston Black

Chief Operations Officer
Houston Black has been in the water and wastewater industry for over 10 years. Houston started with CWS as a Wastewater Lagoon Operator, later operating an Activated Sludge Plant with...

Lawrence Hughes

Regional Manager
Lawrence Hughes has more than 25 years of experience in management and sales resulting in a consistent track record of exceptional success. He recently merged his own company, Artesian Utilities...

Tim Mitchell

Regional Manager
Tim serves as a Regional Manager and Project Support team member for CWS. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, he has gained a tremendous understanding of...

Chris Thomas

Regional Manager
With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, Chris has developed an extensive working knowledge of water and wastewater systems. He was previously the President of Lakeview Environmental,...

Torrey Jones

Regional Manager
Torrey Jones is the Regional Manager serving the South and West Dallas Water Authorities, as well as Perry County Water Authority, Butler County Water Authority, Lowndes County Water Authority, North...

Chris Carroll

With a background as an environmental scientist, Chris is well versed in the process of evaluating water quality and finding pollution causes and remedies for stormwater, rivers creeks and streams....

Brady Graves

As the Regional Manager for the company’s Mis­souri and Arkansas territories, Brady Graves provides the operational expertise and management support necessary for the clients in that area.    Brady has...

Kenneth Crawford

Kenneth Crawford is the Regional Manager for Lou­isiana and Texas, bringing nearly 30 years of water and wastewater expe­rience to the position. Since Febru­ary, 2022, he has served CWS in...

Brian Tveitnes, SHRM-CP, PHR

Director of Human Resources
As the Director of Human Resources, Brian is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources for CWS.  Brian possesses three years of water and wastewater experience and 14 years of...

Joe Stoops

As the Regulatory Compliance Manager, Joe works to develop processes and strategies to track, evaluate, and mitigate regulatory issues and aid in improving operational performance. He reviews state and federal...

Paige Cawood

Environmental, Health & Safety Director
Paige is the company-wide Environmental Health and Safety Officer with more than 12 years’ experience in the Water and Wastewater industry. In this position, Paige oversees the safety practices in...

Barrie Dunlap

Director of Business Development
As a Business Development professional for ClearWater Solutions, Barrie works with public entities to ensure that the project enhances, accommodates, and meets their individual needs.  He serves as a liaison...

Beth Turner

Director of Marketing
Beth Turner is the Director of Marketing for CWS.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Auburn Montgomery (AUM) and has more than...

Ray Gibson

With your oversight, the City’s water and sewer operations have greatly improved. CWS clearly understands the needs of the City, its operations, and our desire to provide a first-class interaction with the citizens of Fayetteville. Your organized approach and effective communication allow for key decision-making in providing cost-effective solutions required on all water and sewer-related projects. I greatly appreciate your team’s attention to detail and quality and look forward to our continued partnership.

Bobby Marr

The knowledge, dedication and professionalism of the Clearwater Solutions personnel has turned our plant operations around completely since they were hired by the City. They have taken our wastewater treatment plant from chronic monthly violations to violation free for the past several months! It truly feels like a partnership instead of just another contracted service.

Ramona Morgan

Clear Water Solutions and their team of qualified professionals go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to the water and sewer needs of the City of Gautier and its residents. Clear Water works quickly and diligently in response to any water or sewer issue in the City. Clear Water Solutions has provided a high quality service in a professional manner to city staff and the citizens of Gautier.


CWS, Mark Pressgrove, and his team of professionals always go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to the needs of the Town of Walls’ sewer system and our residents. CWS is always quick in response to our sewer issues and determining the problem in a swift manner saving the Town time and money. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services to anyone.


ClearWater Solutions, LLC has gone above and beyond in operating and maintenance of the Hall County sewer system of 0.75 MGD plant, 19 pump stations and over 350,000 LF of mains. They have provided a high quality of customer service to both Hall County staff and its citizens. I strongly recommend them for anyone who’s looking to hire an outstanding O&M company.

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