Jenna Covington has served as Assistant Deputy Director – Wastewater for North Texas Municipal Water District since January 2015. She oversees all aspects of the Wastewater System which includes leading a staff of more than 185 team members who operate and maintain 14 wastewater treatment facilities and wastewater conveyance systems. Wholesale wastewater services are provided for 24 cities and 1 million people in the North Texas area with an annual budget in excess of $100 million. Covington is a forward looking leader who has a passion for the water industry and a proven ability to work collaborately to develop and implement strategies to address complex issues.
Experience & Background
Covington is a native Texan who grew up in Odessa, Texas and attended college at Texas Tech University. She is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas. Upon graduation and prior to joining NTMWD, Covington served in various roles with CH2M HILL, including Vice President, Client Portfolio Manager, and Project Manager. She was responsible for a portfolio of projects for water utilities in north Texas and her engagement spanned project development, selections and delivery. Covington worked with client teams to understand client environment and challenges and how to assist them in overcoming their challenges. She ensured delivery of quality work by understanding how clients measured success and aligned delivery appropriately. Her engineering experience includes wastewater treatment, biosolids treatment, conveyance systems, and asset management.
She is a member and past president of the Water Environment Association of Texas.