Matt Ziegler, M.S.

Matt holds a B.S. from the University of Kansas and an M.S. from Texas A&M University. Since joining the NM EFC in 2004, and subsequently the SW EFC in 2013, he has worked on human health and environmental issues related to water and has a demonstrated ability in engaging with Tribal and non-tribal water professionals. He has worked with EPA Region 6 in coordinating the Direct Implementation Program for Tribes and Pueblos by providing direct technical support and assistance to over 80 tribal public water systems. He provides on-site compliance monitoring assistance, as well as phone and email support, and both on-site and classroom training to EPA Region 6 Tribes. He administers and oversees laboratory contracts for all compliance sampling for EPA Region 6 Tribes. Mr. Ziegler has experience in developing and implementing solutions to issues related to the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations and has been involved with the implementation of the Arsenic, Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts, LT2, and Groundwater Rules. He has worked extensively and personally with Tribal water systems in EPA Region 6, developing close working relationships with Tribal managers and operators. In addition, he routinely works with those senior managers in tribal governments and at EPA who are responsible for resource protection programs. He is well versed in the SDWIS database and supports EPA with updating & maintaining the database. He assists EPA and Tribes with determining monitoring schedules and responding to violations of SDWA, and continues to participate in developing and implementing the EPA Region 6 Tribal Water Operator Certification Program.