Blake Weindorf, P.E., BCEE
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Weindorf was named Chief Operating Officer of Central Arkansas Water in January 2020. He is responsible for managing the day-to-day operational activities of the utility and ensuring the required resources and assets are in place to deliver high-quality water and dependable service. The COO is responsible for the development, design, and implementation of business processes and systems that effectively and efficiently deliver water and service to customers. The COO directly supervises the Engineering, Distribution, Watershed, and Water Production Departments. Weindorf has more than 21 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry, 17 of which have been with CAW. Previously, he worked at Garver Engineers planning and designing municipal water treatment and distribution systems as well as municipal wastewater collection and treatment facilities. While at CAW, he has served at all major operating locations across the utility in various leadership capacities including as Senior Engineer, Assistant Director of Distribution, Director of Distribution, and now as COO. As senior engineer he successfully managed over $35 million in Capital Improvement Projects; and was project manager for many cross-departmental projects. While Assistant Director and Director of Distribution he was responsible for the department’s $18.5 million budget and 145 employees ensuring the continuous supply of drinking water to 136,000 metered accounts by directing utility maintenance activities at two treatment plants, 30 tanks, 29 pump stations, and more than 2,500 miles of water main. Weindorf has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Louisiana Tech University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and a Board-Certified Environmental Engineer; he also maintains a Class 4 Water Treatment and Class 4 Distribution Operator’s License. He is an active member of American Water Work Association (AWWA), the Little Rock Engineers Club, and Arkansas Water Works & Water Environment Association (AWW&WEA). He has served as Chair of the Southwest Section AWWA in 2013; received the 2016 Glen T. Kellogg Leadership Award and the 2019 George Warren Fuller Award from the Southwest Section AWWA. Additionally, he currently serves as a Director on AWWA’s Board of Directors representing the Southwest Section. He served as Chair of AWW&WEA; the Arkansas Water Conference, in 2019. Weindorf has been published in various AWWA Journals and has been a speaker at numerous AWWA conferences and events. He is also the current Chair of the Arkansas Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (ARWARN); and serves on the Arkansas Utility Protection Services (ArkUPS) board of directors as well as the Pulaski Area Geographic Information System (PAGIS) board of directors.