Wayne has been a member of Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association (RMWEA), and Rocky Mountain Sector American Water Works Association (RMSAWWA) since 1985, and started his career in the small town of Cedaredge, Colorado as a Water and Wastewater Systems Operator.

It all began in earnest in 1987 as an operator trainee for the wastewater treatment plant in the City of Louisville, Colorado. Wayne was fascinated by the biological workings of an activated sludge plant and his enthusiasm led him to the superintendent's position in 1989. Three years later, the City of Louisville won the U.S. EPA Region VIII Excellence Award and the National 1st Place Award for Operations and Maintenance Excellence from the EPA in 1992.

As his career evolved he joined the Professional Wastewater Operators Division (PWOD) of the RMWEA and was elected as their representative in 1993, with responsibilities that included the curriculum for the Annual Operator Training Conference. A born educator, Wayne is also an instructor for the Colorado Water and Wastewater Short Course, at the University of Colorado, which he's taught since 1996.

Wayne was hired by the City and County of Broomfield, Colorado as the Superintendent of Wastewater Treatment in 1994 and promoted to the Deputy Director of Public Works five years later overseeing the Wastewater Plant, Water Distribution and Wastewater Collections Division, Streets and Drainage Division, and the Parks Maintenance Division.

In 2003 Wayne renewed an interest in consulting and contract operations that was started in 1992 as Ramey Environmental Compliance, where he is currently president.


National 1st Place Award for Outstanding Pretreatment Program
for 0-10 Significant Industrial Users from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The William D. Hatfield Award
from the Water Environment Federation

Distinguished Service Award
from the Denver Regional Council of Governments

Outstanding Achievement Award
from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region VII as Executive Committee member for the Colorado Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator Association

Arthur Sidney Bedell Award 2002,
from the Water Environment Federation

National Award for Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Facility Operations and Maintenance
from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


  • American Water Works Association (AWWA)
  • Water Environment Federation (WEF)
    Director 2003 to 2005
  • Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association (RMWEA)
    President 2000 & 2001
  • American Public Works Association (APWA)


  • Class A Water Certification
  • Class A Wastewater Certification
  • Class A Industrial Wastewater Certification
  • Class IV Water Distribution Certification
  • Class IV Wastewater Collection Certification
  • "I" Rocky Mountain Water Quality Analyst # 121

Wayne Ramey

I feel very fortunate to be involved in something so important as water and wastewater treatment.

Growing up in southern Ohio and West Virginia in the late 1960's, I saw first hand what happens if pollution is allowed to get out of control, and how it impacts everyone and our environment.

More importantly, by living in one of the most beautiful places on earth my commitment is even stronger to protect this water environment for future generations.