- About Us
- Fields of Work
- Treatment Careers
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.
Operate and maintain our water treatment plant in compliance with all federal and state regulations.
SCADA & Electrical Systems
Develop control and communications systems for monitoring water quality and automating operations.
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.
Perform physical and chemical analyses to ensure our water is safe to drink. Degree and certification are required.
Perform biological and microbiological analyses to ensure our water is safe to drink. Degree and certification are required.
Where can you get trained in water treatment? Just 10 minutes from Helix is the Center for Water Studies at Cuyamaca College. The evening courses, taught by industry professionals, will prepare you.
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.
American Water Works Association (AWWA) California-Nevada Section / American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA)
We require our cross connection control coordinator to have a backflow prevention assembly tester certificate and a cross-connection control program specialist certificate. Two industry organizations offer certification. Learn more about AWWA Cross Connection Specialist Certification in California / Nevada and the AWWA Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certification Program.