A bimonthly column written from SSWD General Manager Dan York on important issues and updates regarding various District matters.
Welcome to the inaugural General Manager's corner. I wanted to start this column as a way to communicate directly with you, our customers, about the District’s future plans, to keep you updated on important issues and to give you an inside look into how we keep the water flowing for today, tomorrow and into the future.
First a little about myself, I’ve worked in the water industry for nearly 40 years and have spent the last 25 years at SSWD. I was the Assistant General Manager since 2013 and was chosen by the Board of Directors to be General Manager last January.
I was drawn to a career working for a water provider because it offered an opportunity to give back to the community we serve. It’s been a richly rewarding experience and continues to provide opportunities to learn, to be challenged and inspired.
We have a dedicated staff of 67 employees at Sacramento Suburban, working to make sure we provide the highest level of service. Our production and distribution teams are always on call to handle any problems and hold dual certifications in treatment and distribution from the State of California, Division of Drinking Water.
I would also like to thank all of you who attended our recent Open House. We had a fantastic turn out with over 100 people in attendance. It was an honor to meet so many of our customers face-to-face and share with them more about our operations.
If you were not able to attend the Open House but have questions about rates, service or the District’s budget, you can easily access those documents on the District website at sswd.org.
We’ve also started a new Water Wonderline as a means to answer questions. Just submit your questions online and we’ll include the answer in a future bill insert, newsletter or online.
Finally, a special congratulations to our Community Outreach Committee team for being honored with the national Environmental Protection Agency, WaterSense Excellence in Education and Outreach award. We’re pleased to promote WaterSense-labeled products in our outreach and rebate programs, because they deliver water savings every time they are used. We have more information available about WaterSense fixtures at our rebates page.