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Going the Extra Mile Starts Here!™

Company History

Water Management Solutions was founded in 2009 with the belief customers in central Virginia were interested in a temporary water management vendor that took ownership of problems and provided a high enough level of service that the customer could feel comfortable allowing such a company to simply make their water problems go away.

We are a small family endeavor and through such trusting relationships and a commitment to service has grown from a one man band to a company entrusted with temporary projects that convey tens of millions of gallons of water servicing critical infrastructure projects throughout our service area.

Meet Our Team

Mark Panuska, CEO of Water Management Solutions, Inc.

Mark Panuska

Chief Executive Officer

B.S Environmental Science at Virginia Tech 2000 -Minor Chemistry B.S. Wildlife Management at Virginia Tech 2000 -Minor Biology

Going the Extra Mile Starts Here!™

For more than ten years Mark has worked in Water Resources Management, starting as a Co-op with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He developed from an entry level technician, where he collected groundwater measurements and samples, to a project and account manager.

In Bloomfield, Colorado, Mark was the Field Environmental Control Officer for the Northwest Parkway Project. He handled all aspects of the project’s environmental compliance, including field compliance with stormwater, endangered species, and watershed restoration projects, as well as hazardous material remediation and management.

Mark consistently met with regulatory and other consulting personnel to ensure the project moved forward without unnecessary delay. His experience also includes acting as Project Manager for groundwater and soil remediation projects in Maryland, Virginia, Colorado, and Florida.

In 2005, Mark moved full-time into water management as a filtration specialist. He quickly progressed into the roles of project manager and sales representative. He has hands-on experience in well point dewatering, sediment and sludge dewatering, temporary sewer bypass, creek and river bypass, temporary industrial water systems, groundwater remediation systems, as well as sediment and erosion control management.

He has made a reputation as a service provider that brings expertise and creative problem-solving to every project. Mark treats every customer’s water management problem as his problem. Even if he does not have the answer, he knows how to direct the customer toward a better solution.

When he’s not working, Mark enjoys working on farm projects, mountain biking, and hanging out with his wife and daughter at home.

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Wendy Eldridge-Panuska


M.S. Biomedical Science at Colorado State University 2004 B.S. Animal Science at Virginia Tech 2001

Wendy has numerous years of experience operating her own small business, MW Equine. LLC, as well as managing other small businesses. She is an expert at customer service, customer accounts, advertising, and media relations.

Her expertise helps her manage the office of Water Management Solutions Inc. She is responsible for the marketing and advertising campaigns, as well as accounts management.

Like Mark, Wendy was raised with blue-collar values and knew the meaning of hard work. Whether in the office or helping with deliveries, she demonstrates “going the extra mile” for our customers. She strives to ensure we will help find the best solution for your water management needs.

Wendy enjoys riding horses, helping Mark with farm projects, and shuttling Sophia to school and her many activities.

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Ryan Frederic

Board Member

Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Community Groups

Involved in: Howard County Tech Council, Howard County Economic Development Authority, Leadership Howard County

Hailing from Perry Hall, Maryland, Ryan has worn many different hats over the course of his career. He has been involved in local politics for much of the 15 years, having been appointed to the Howard County’s Cyber Commission, Spending Affordability Committee, and Revenue Authority. During this time, he also owned and operated an Applied Defense Company.

He also spends much of his time working with his local community groups, like the Howard County Tech Council, Howard County Economic Development Authority, and the Leadership of Howard County.

Ryan has been involved with the company since its founding and currently provides advisory and oversight services for finance and business operations to Wendy, Mark, and the rest of the Water Management leadership team.

He has since sold his Applied Defense Company and enjoy spending his down time with his wife, two daughters and son.

Our Staff

Robert Bentley Jr.

(Southern VA and NC Region)

Tyler Dobrucky

Sales Engineer

Jeremy Munns

Operations Coordinator

Travis Sowden


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Our Promise

We promise to look at your project from your perspective, take ownership of the problem, and provide you with performance-based solutions; we do as we say we will. No excuses, no exceptions.

You will never be surprised by our cost. With no hidden environmental fees or fuel surcharges, we promise that your invoice will always match your estimate. Of course, if there is a change to the project scope or timeframe the costs may change but we will communicate clearly with you throughout the project as it develops.

We will always provide excellent customer service, ensuring that you get the help you need when you need it and reach your desired outcome on time. If you are dissatisfied, we will meet with you to reach a solution that best benefits you and your business.