The R.M. Levy Water Treatment Plant can treat up to 106 million gallons of water per day. Plant staff provide water for the 277,000 people in Helix's service area and for neighboring Padre Dam, Otay and Lakeside water districts.
Video: Helix Water District Water Treatment Plant Operator
Roles in Water Treatment
Plant Operator Operate and maintain our water treatment plant in compliance with all federal and state regulations.
Chemist Perform physical and chemical analyses to ensure our water is safe to drink.
Biologist Perform biological and microbiological analyses to ensure our water is safe to drink.
SCADA & Electrical Systems Develop control and communications systems for monitoring water quality and automating operations.
Mechanical Systems Maintain and repair the pumps, instruments, motors and other equipment at our water treatment plant.
Cross Connection Control Coordinate the installation and testing of backflow prevention assemblies and investigate water quality issues.
State of California The state requires the certification of anyone who makes decisions about the operations or maintenance of a water treatment plant. There are five levels of certification, T1 through T5, and you need at least a T2 to work at Helix. Learn more about the State of California Drinking Water Operator Certification Program.