Senior Administration

  • Jim Barrett, General Manager
  • Robert Cheng, Assistant General Manager
  • Dan Charlton, Assistant General Manager, Operations & Maintenance


Communication & Conservation

  • Director Katie Evans
The Communication and Conservation Department is responsible for public outreach, education, and management of the district’s conservation programs. The department also tracks relevant legislation and is responsible for the website.


  • Director Carrie Oliphant
The Engineering Department manages the design and construction of large projects, such as new pipelines and reservoirs. Divisions include Development Services, Inspection, and Right-of-Way.

Environmental Services

  • Director Steve Bigley
The Environmental Services Department is responsible for water quality and groundwater replenishment monitoring and reporting, including oversight of a state-certified laboratory. The department also manages biological resources and environmental permitting programs.


  • Director Geoffrey Kiehl
The Finance Department creates the District’s budget, solicits and reviews bids, processes all payments for water services and pays the District's bills.

Facilities & Maintenance

  • Dan Charlton, Assistant General Manager, Operations & Maintenance
The Facilities and Maintenance Department is responsible for CVWD’s operation and maintenance of our Canal, Stormwater, Replenishment facilities, and Campuses, as well as the management of the Fleet. The department also provides several internal customer support services, including electrical, electronics, welding, and carpentry.

Human Resources

  • Director Scott Hunter
Human Resources handles all recruitment and hiring for the District, as well as managing the employee safety program, health benefits and risk management.

Information Systems

  • Director Luis Maciel
Information Systems maintains the district computer network and is responsible for all the district’s computer and software-related needs.


  • Dan Charlton, Assistant General Manager, Operations & Maintenance
The Operations Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Domestic Water and Sanitation systems, including all production, collection, and treatment.


  • Director Scott Burritt
The Service Department includes many of the divisions most closely linked to our customers, including Customer Service, Customer Billing and Meter Readers.