Lee is a design engineer in CH2M HILL’s Water Business Group in Philadelphia, PA. He has over 8 years of experience in the water/wastewater field. Since joining CH2M HILL, Mr. Tharps has worked on various aspects of both water and wastewater projects, including the planning, analysis and design, and construction of treatment facilities in the Midwest and Northeast. Previously, Lee has worked in the Bureau of Safe Drinking Water at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Prior to becomeing an engineer, he participated in an Americorps program with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation as an urban park ranger where he provided environmental and ecological education to the public. He is a member of Water Environment Federation and a volunteers frequently for Engineers without Borders.