Burke Cooperative Water Board


  • 9:00 AM
  • 3rd Tuesday of every month
  • Rutherford College Town Hall


  • Brentwood Water Corporation
    • Robert Turner, David Perkins
  • Burke County
    • Commissioner Johnnie Carswell, Mark Delehant
  • City of Hickory
    • Shawn Pennell, Drew Foy
  • Town of Longview
    • Chris Eckard
  • Icard Township Water Corporation
    • Jon Pons, Jim Gorsuch
  • City of Morganton
    • Brad Boris, Raymond Presley
  • Town of Rhodhiss
    • David Wortman
  • Town of Rutherford College
    • John Leger, Bill Satterwhite
  • Town of Valdese
    • Greg Padgett

Board Officers

  • Chairman
    • Ralph Johnson, Brentwood Water
  • Vice-Chairman
    • John Leger, Rutherford College
  • Secretary
    • Drew Foy


The purpose of the Burke County Cooperative Water Board is to provide advice and leadership to Burke County with regard to water delivery systems in the County while focusing on growth and efficiency.

The Board membership consists of one representative and an alternate appointed by each of the nine regional water providers in Burke and Catawba counties. Officers are elected from among the membership annually.

It is the responsibility of the Board members to work with the State Public Utilities Commission to the extent possible, and to stay familiar with Chapter 62 “Public Utilities” of the North Carolina General Statutes as amended.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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