Rincon Water’s Engineering and Operations Department is responsible for the management of our potable and recycled water systems. This Department, consisting of the Engineering and the Operations Divisions, work closely together in order to implement the District’s capital improvement plan; prioritize, design, and construct public works projects; maintain and improve existing infrastructure; provide reliable and high quality water; while, increasing the reliability of water delivery.
Our Ops staff are our “boots on the ground”. You will often see them at roadside projects and in your neighborhood. Here are some of their responsibilities:
Backflow Prevention – Staff determines which service connections present possible contamination risks; oversees the installation of devices as needed; and implements the annual notification for testing backflow device performance. For more information about the Backflow Program, click here.
Meter Reading – Staff oversees manual and radio meter reading; handles field service requests; performs meter replacement and calibrations; and, replaces radio transmitting devices as needed.
Water Production – Staff manages the imported water deliveries from our wholesaler and maintains/monitors the computerized telemetry system.
Water Quality – Staff conducts water sampling; monitors water quality results; and, reports findings to state and federal monitoring agencies. Click here for the latest annual water quality reports.
Water System Maintenance – Staff maintains water meters; repairs, replaces, and extends water pipelines; performs facilities maintenance; performs Dig Alerts; and, maintains fire hydrants.