D’Ann Wilkins has over 20 years of experience facilitating and overseeing operations of a multidisciplinary engineering consulting and toxicity laboratory group servicing a diversified market. Ms. Wilkins worked many years in microbiology, aquatic toxicity, wastewater and Whole Effluent Toxicity projects and has extensive experience in the management of Toxicity Reduction Identification/Evaluation studies (TREs). These studies have included municipal and industrial facilities with a primary focus on processes within power plants, manufacturing, mining, electrodialysis water treatment plants and refineries.
Ms. Wilkins has a thorough knowledge of biological wastewater systems, state and federal water quality standards, regulatory drivers, laboratory practices and their applicability to wastewater compliance and enforcement. She has been nationally recognized for her efforts in advancing assessment of compliance with Whole Effluent Toxicity testing regulations and integrated water permitting practices. These skills have complemented her technical expertise when approaching compliance options for water quality issues.