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civil engineer , environmental & water consultant

Edward Perry Butts, American Civil engineer, environmental consultant. Achievements include development of system used to install multiple pumps in water wells, certified sprinkler irrigation designer.


Butts, Edward Perry was born on July 29, 1958 in Ukiah, California, United States. Son of Edward Oren Butts and Orvilla June (Daily) Hutcheson.


Certified continuing studies in Irrigation Theory and Practices, University Nebraska, 1980.


Technician Ace Pump Sales, Salem, Oregon, 1976, Stettler Supply Company, Salem, 1976-1978, associate engineer, 1978-1986, chief engineer, 1986—1990, vice president engineering, 1990-1997, president, 1997—2003, chief engineer, 2003—2004. Owner, chief engineer 4B Engineering Consulting, since 2004. Professional engineer examination question reviewer National Council Engineering Examiners, Clemson, South Carolina, since 1989.

Professional engineer examination supervisor Oregon State Board Engineering Examiners, Salem, 1986—1996. Member Marion County Water Management Council, 1994—2000, Oregon Drinking Water Advisory Committee, since 1999. Member blue ribbon committee Oregon Department Environmental Quality, since 2003.

Member Oregon State Board Examiners Engineering and Land Surveying, since 2003. Advisory board Pumps & Systems Magazine, 2001. Member Oregon Groundwater Advisory Committee, 2001—2003, Turbidity Rule Work Group Oregon Department Environmental Quality, since 2010.

Member American national standards institute vertical turbine and centrifugal pump standards committee Hydraulic Institute, 2000—2002.


  • Achievements include development of system used to install multiple pumps in water wells, certified sprinkler irrigation designer.


Coach Little League Cascade Basketball Leage, Turner, Oregon, 1990-1994. Volunteer Junior Achievement. Presidential business commission National Republican Congressional Committee, since 2002.

Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers. Member National Society of Professional Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Public Works Association, Association Groundwater Scientists and Engineers, American Academy Environmental Engineers (Oregon governor, member national board trustees since 2004, member water and wastewater subcommittee), National Ground Water Association (nominee equipment design award, 2003), Oregon Groundwater Association, Professional Engineers Oregon (mid-Willamette chapter vice president 1990-1991, president 1992-1993, state vice president 1993-1995, state president-elect 1995-1996, state president 1996-1997, national director 1999-2000, Young Engineer of Year award 1993-1994, President's award, 2004, Engineer of Year, 2010), American Water Works Association (member standards committee vertical and horizontal pumps), Oregon Association Water Utilities (board directors since 1998, Friend of Rural Water award 2002, delegate National Water Rally, 2001-2003).


Married JoAnne Catherine Zellner, August 14, 1978. Children: Brooke C., Adam E.

Edward Oren Butts Hutcheson

Orvilla June (Daily) Hutcheson

JoAnne Catherine Zellner

Adam E. Butts

Brooke C. Butts