Distribution Careers

System operations, maintenance and construction - that's what we do every day to stay on top of over 730 miles of water mains and thousands of valves, hydrants and meters.


Utility Crews
Excavate, build and repair water mains, service lines and other parts of the distribution system.

Equipment Operation
Operate backhoes, graders, dump trucks, boom trucks and other light-heavy duty equipment. 

Valve Maintenance
Maintain and repair over 16,000 valves throughout the distribution system.

Meter Maintenance
Inspect, diagnose, calibrate, repair and rebuild water meters to maintain accuracy. 

Facilities Maintenance
Maintain district facilities including interior and exterior maintenance, repairs and upgrades.

Cathodic Protection
Develop, install and maintain cathodic protection systems to prevent corrosion of water mains and facilities. 

System Operations
Control the flow of water throughout our system using valves, pumps and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. 

Field Services Coordination
Coordinate construction and repairs with other utilities, government agencies and contractors. 

Construction Coordination
Schedule and deploy resources for timely and cost-effective construction and repairs. 

Equipment Repair
Maintain and repair equipment and vehicles and fabricate specialized tools and equipment. 

Warehouse
Manage ordering, shipping and inventory of supplies for system maintenance and construction.

Get Certified


The State of California requires the professional training and certification of anyone who who makes decisions about the operations or maintenance of a water distribution system. There are five levels of certification, D1-D5.

Training is available at the Center for Water Studies at Cuyamaca College in El Cajon. Explore the program!

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