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People • Mike Bernard

Mike Bernard
Mike Bernard
Mike Bernard is one of those consultants that immerses himself with the client’s needs, becomes a part of the community facing the challenge, and in so doing takes on not just a sense of ownership for a particular project, but a sincere guardianship that passionately seeks to protect the public trust and welfare. Mike is a good friend whose counsel I seek out and rely on before making any major decisions in Murfreesboro’s water and sewer system.
- Darren Gore, Director, Murfreesboro Water and Sewer Department

Mike Bernard, PE, ENV SP


After four years in military school, Mike decided to steer his career toward the environmental engineering field. He enrolled in graduate school and became an intern at SSR in 1996 before joining the firm full-time in 1997.

In the years since, Mike has become a leader in the water and wastewater treatment fields. He is noted for his expertise in water membrane filtration technology and is a frequent speaker at AWWA membrane technology and chapter conferences on that subject. He is past Chair of the Kentucky/Tennessee Section of the American Water Works Association. He also co-authored the article Economic & Design Considerations for Membrane Filtration at a Lime Softening Plant published by the AWWA Journal.

Mike earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Military Institute in 1995. He earned a Master of Science in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 1997. Mike is certified as a Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) by the Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure and is a registered professional engineer in seven states.

Mike is a dedicated family man who loves to spend time with his wife and two daughters. He is actively involved in his church where he teaches a class for youth. Mike has also been involved in church mission work in Haiti. In his spare time, Mike likes to play golf.