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Adam Orndorff

Environmental Scientist

I am passionate about improving water quality throughout the U.S. and providing communities with the resources they need to experience safe and reliable drinking water and wastewater systems.

Adam has supported the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for over 10 years, identifying cost-effective solutions for complex wastewater issues. For EPA’s Office of Wastewater Management, Water Permits Division, he has provided regulatory and implementation support to all NPDES permit program areas. For example, he has provided technical expertise to help EPA track the control of combined sewer overflows and water quality improvements. He has also helped EPA promote the use of green infrastructure, integrated planning for municipal stormwater and wastewater, and smart sewer technology as management approaches to mitigate wet weather impacts—for example, by supporting development of a Report to Congress, organizing webinars, and developing website content.

For EPA’s Water Infrastructure Division, he has overseen dozens of EPA grants that have provided millions of dollars to help communities afford essential drinking water, stormwater, and wastewater infrastructure. He has also provided technical assistance to the EPA’s and U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development’s joint “Closing America’s Wastewater Access Gap Community Initiative,” which helps address centralized and onsite wastewater infrastructure needs in historically underserved communities.

Adam holds a B.S. in environmental science from Virginia Tech and an M.S. in soil and water science from the University of Florida. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, camping, and playing pickleball with family and friends.