Santa Clara Valley Water District
January 2017 – Present (3 months)
The District is the primary water resources agency for Santa Clara County, California. It is the largest multi-purpose water supply, watershed stewardship, and flood management special district in California. It acts not only as the County's water wholesaler but also as its flood protection agency and is the steward for its streams and creeks, underground aquifers and district-built reservoirs. The District’s FY 2016 Budget is $528 million dollars and employs about 750 FTEs’
The District is the primary water resources agency for nearly two million residents of the County. It encompasses all of the county’s approximately 1,300 square miles and serves the area’s 15 cities (Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga, and Sunnyvale) and also serves the unincorporated areas of the County.
The District sells treated water to 12 water retail companies and cities that service communities within the County via their own distribution systems. The District operate and maintain three water treatment plants, an advanced water purification center, ten local reservoirs and dams, a state-of-the-art water quality laboratory, dozens of groundwater recharge basin, five pump stations and 144 miles of pipelines.
I used to live in Santa Clara County (Silicon Valley) in the town of Milpitas right at the foothills. Gorgeous place.
If you notice, Susan has come a long way since she was fired by this Trio in Lake Worth. Things usually work out for the best and it did for her, going from an operating budget of $30mil in Lake Worth to now one of the people who oversees a budget of $528 mil and is the COO. A Chief Operating Officer is usually responsible for the daily operations of the company.
I spoke with Susan and she said, "We are dealing with some flooding issues in San Jose ...and all that goes with it but this place is great."