East Valley Water District is proud to announce that Mr. Mike Maestas has been selected as the new Assistant General Manager. Mr. Maestas will be responsible for overseeing the new headquarters construction along with a variety of programs including: Customer Service/ Meter Reading; Capital Improvement; Water Production; and Water Distribution Programs. Additionally his experience will be used to identify opportunities to enhance efficiencies and services for the 70,000 residents served by the District.
With over 37 years in the water industry, Mike has worked for both government agencies and private consulting firms. Throughout his career Mike has served in many capacities including Office Manager for Suburban Water Systems, Field Manager for Valley County Water District, Inspector for Dames and Moore, and most recently Water and Sewer Manager for the City of Chino Hills.
Mr. Maestas brings experience in administering multi-million dollar budgets, implementing efficiency-based programs, managing large Capital Improvement Programs, and overseeing Customer Service operations. Mr. Maestas spearheaded the implementation and management of multiple SCADA systems which allow for remote water system monitoring programs and more efficient water management.
“East Valley Water District is a value-focused agency, and we look forward to incorporating the talent and knowledge that Mr. Maestas brings to District operations,” said General Manager/CEO John Mura. “With his first-hand familiarity of the full water industry spectrum, I am confident that Mr. Maestas will make a great addition to the District.”
Mr. Maestas obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Mr. Maestas is a certified operator through the California Department of Public Health’s Drinking Water Division holding a Water Distribution Grade 5 and Water Treatment Grade 3 Certification.
“I look forward to joining the East Valley Water District team, and applying my knowledge towards carrying out the District’s current goals and objectives,” said Mike Maestas Assistant General Manager.
Outside of work, Mr. Maestas will be celebrating his 39th wedding anniversary this year with his wife Silvia. They have three children and five grandchildren. He also shares his experiences with fellow water industry professionals, as an adjunct professor at Citrus College, where he teaches various Water Technology, Distribution, and Treatment courses.