John Schombert is the executive director of the 3 Rivers Wet Weather (3RWW), a non-profit organization created in 1998 to help municipalities in the Pittsburgh region address their aging and deteriorating sewer infrastructure. Funded by federal, state and local governments, 3RWW helps communities by benchmarking wet weather technology and creating regional solutions to sewage and stormwater overflow issues. Prior to joining 3RWW, Mr. Schombert worked for nearly three decades in the Allegheny County Health Department’s water pollution, public drinking water and waste management programs. Most recently, he served as chief of Public Drinking Water and Waste Management. In October 2002, Mr. Schombert was appointed to the Pennsylvania State Board for the Certification of Sewage Treatment Plant and Waterworks Operators. Mr. Schombert also resides on several boards including the Local Government Academy and the Nine Mile Run Watershed Association. An expert on wet weather issues, he is a registered environmental health specialist and a Pennsylvania-certified sewage enforcement officer. He graduated from Thiel College with a B.S. in physics.