The Administration Division administers and supervises the daily functions of the District’s Field Department and includes customer service, radio dispatch, and employee’s certifications and physical requirements. In addition:
- The Safety and Regulatory Compliance Division encompasses the District’s safety and compliance programs for all departments to ensure the preservation of our low worker’s compensation ratings through our ACWA/JPIA insurance provider.
- The District Security Division administers the implementation of the recommended measures from our vulnerability assessment for incorporation throughout the District’s facilities, via our SCADA network..
The Water Operations Division estimates usage demand, purchases water, and regulates flow throughout the distribution system. It also analyzes pump efficiency data and monitors and tracks solar generation. That information is used to develop pumping strategies that improve resources and help reduce overall pumping costs.
The Division is also responsible for:
- Water quality, sampling, testing
- Pressure reducing stations
- Altitude valve maintenance
- The District’s Water Quality Report
- Monthly facility and reservoir inspections
- All DHS reporting
- The operations of the SCADA and telemetry system
The Wastewater Division is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Lower Moosa Canyon Water Reclamation Facility and Woods Valley Ranch Wastewater Treatment Plant. This includes performing tests and making the necessary adjustments to meet Regional Water Quality Control Board effluent standards. The Moosa laboratory performs our daily wastewater samplesing, potable bacteriological testing (Bac-T), and general physicals samples.
The Division is also responsible for the maintenance of the sewer collection systems, lift stations and low pressure systems, which includes, locates, inspections and repairs of all sewer lines and manholes within the wastewater system.
The Woods Valley Plant processes the District’s first tertiary water and includes the District’s reclaimed water program.
The Pump & Motor Division maintains, repairs, and replaces the electrical and mechanical equipment at the District’s 58 different water and wastewater facilities. The Division maintains the District’s equipment at a high level of efficiency, reliability, and safety through proactive maintenance and replacement programs.
The water facilities are comprised of 53 locations consisting of:
- 43 reservoirs
- 113 electric motor driven pumps
- 25 emergency power generators
- 11 air compressors
- 8 natural gas engine driven pumps
- 3 solar power systems
The wastewater facilities are comprised of 5 locations consisting of:
- 56 electric motor driven pieces of equipment
- 4 emergency power generators
The Division is also responsible for the in-house planning and implementation of the District SCADA Project, potential solar sites, and security systems, as well as their maintenance, upgrades, and improvements.
In addition, it is responsible for the Fleet Division, which repairs and maintains District vehicles, tractors, and equipment. The District fleet consists of 48 vehicles, 44 pieces of large equipment, and 84 pieces of miscellaneous equipment.
The C&M Division maintains, inspects, repairs, upgrades, and locates as necessary the more than 297 miles of pipelines and easements that run throughout the District’s service area. It also maintains, identifies, locates, detects for leaks, and repairs all mainline valves and appurtenances and performs most of the District’s in-house construction projects.
This Division also performs bi-annual maintenance to over 1,000 fire hydrants under contract with the Valley Center Fire Protection District (VCFPD) and is responsible for the flushing of our dead-end water lines to maintain our water quality.
It assists the Wastewater Division with in-house construction work and all the major repairs of sewer lines and manholes within the wastewater system.
The Division is also responsible for landscaping needs and requirements of all District facilities and easements.
The Meter Services Division is responsible for the installation, relocation and repair of all water meters and service laterals. This includes responsibility for warehousing, meter installation, backflow and service repair inventories. This Division reads, monitors, and tests water meters.
As of April 30, 2014, there were 9,771 active meters, of which 987 are fire meters, and 3,755 backflow devices that are tested annually. It oversees the Cross Connection/Backflow program and responds to the majority of the customer service requests which are received by the District.
It also enforces the District’s Water Conservation measures and mandates and assists with the corporate facilities maintenance and repairs.
In addition, it oversees the Corporate Facilities Division which repairs and maintains the District’s corporate facility.