USD is pleased that our dedicated staff is receiving recognition as part of the California Legislature’s establishment of Water Professionals Appreciation Week. The appreciation week highlights the important role of wastewater, water, and recycled water professionals, as well as local public agencies, in ensuring safe and reliable services to their communities. This year marks the first annual event, which begins the first Saturday of October and ends on Sunday the following weekend.
USD’s wastewater professionals work to ensure protection of public health and the environment for the Tri-Cities 24/7/365. Collection system workers, plant operators, environmental compliance inspectors, lab analysts, mechanics, electricians, and engineers are just some of the District staff members dedicated to providing award-winning service to our customers.
Recent labor studies estimate that 60,000 people work in the wastewater and water industry in California, and the industry needs roughly 6,000 new employees each year due to turnover. USD encourages exploration of wastewater industry careers, which offer a wide array of rewarding jobs providing services that are essential to society.
We’re proud that our hardworking staff is receiving well-deserved appreciation from the California Legislature.