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Chester A. Green

Chester A. Green

Distinguished Engineer



Civil Engineering – 1947



At Time of Nomination in 1989

Chester A. Green, was born in Branson, Colorado and raised in Mobeetie, Texas. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1947 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.

Green’s primary interest has been in the area of wastewater and water facilities planning and design. He has served as project manager/engineer on many wastewater treatment plant projects, including the Lubbock, Brownfield, Pecos and Pampa wastewater treatment plants.

He joined Parkhill, Smith and Cooper, Inc., of Lubbock, in 1956 as a design engineer. Today as Secretary/Treasurer and as Director of Engineering, he provides quality control reviews on all of the firm’s recent wastewater projects. These include: the city of Austin’s Govalle Wastewater Treatment Plant Nitrification study, the City of Amarillo’s Hollywood Road Wastewater Treatment Plant Study and the City of Lubbock’s 98th Street Sanitary Sewer study.

Additional water system projects for which he has had major management and design responsibilities include: the City of Abilene’s water treatment plant, the City of Lubbock’s Canyon Lakes water supply system, and White Sands Missile Range water distribution system in New Mexico and the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority’s supervisory control system north of Amarillo.

Previously, he spent four years at the Texas Highway Department in San Angelo, Texas, as an assistant resident engineer and five years with Phillips Petroleum Company in Borger, Texas, as a civil engineer.

Green is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE), Tau Beta Pi, the engineering student honorary society; and the American Water Works Association (AWWA). He is also a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and was named Engineer of the Year on the South Plains in 1978.

His professional accomplishments are a credit to the College. We are proud to honor Chester A. Green with the title: DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.

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