California Water Professionals Appreciation Week Recap

Thank you to all of our members who participated in California Water Professionals Appreciation Week! We appreciate those of you who shared your agency’s activities during the week and promoted the activities of other member agencies. Below are two member profiles we featured to highlight the important role water professionals play in our communities.

To follow the activities of the week, search social media platforms using the Water Professionals Appreciation Week hashtags: #WeAreCAWater, #CAWaterWeek and #WorkForWater


California Water Professionals Spotlight

Name: Chris Robinson
Title: Senior Waste Water Collections Technician
Number of years in the water industry: 13 years (18 total years with the City of Folsom)
Responsibilities: Directing a staff of six with daily duties such as:

  • Ensuring the entire sewer system within the city is maintained including pump stations, flushing of main lines, CCTV mainlines and manhole inspections
  • Responding to all sewer calls
  • Residential issues/customer service

What attracted you to this type of work?
I sort of just fell into it. I worked as a Correctional Officer with the City for five years and when that facility closed, they offered some officers a job in various roles within the City of Folsom. I spent most of that time on the maintenance side which is responsible for all sewer repairs.

Full interview.

Name: Todd Morine
Title: Water Treatment Operator III
Number of years in the water industry: Three years at wastewater treatment plants
Responsibilities: My responsibilities are to ensure that Folsom’s 50 MGD water treatment plant stay in regulatory compliance.

  • By conducting daily reads from various detection equipment, it allows changes to various chemical feeding systems to produce the highest quality water possible
  • Manage production of water based on the city’s need
  • Maintain a constant flow of raw water to the plant while also maintaining the varying water system demands

What attracted you to this type of work?
One day you may be in the office researching something technical such as control systems, solving a water hydraulics issue or perhaps a special project for process optimization. The next day you may be helping the mechanical department change out a large pump or install new equipment. So, the versatility of an operator’s skill set is challenged constantly. Since it is impossible to learn everything in this career, you will never be bored.

Full interview.


2019 CASA Event Schedule

CASA has several exciting events planned for 2019.  Be sure to download the 2019 event schedule and save the dates! Please check the CASA website regularly for additional details and registration links.