California Water Professionals Spotlight
Name: Todd Morine
Title: Water Treatment Operator III
Number of years in the water industry: Three years at wastewater treatment plants
Responsibilities: My responsibilities are to ensure that Folsom’s 50 MGD water treatment plant stay in regulatory compliance.
- By conducting daily reads from various detection equipment, it allows changes to various chemical feeding systems to produce the highest quality water possible
- Manage production of water based on the city’s need
- Maintain a constant flow of raw water to the plant while also maintaining the varying water system demands
What attracted you to this type of work?
One day you may be in the office researching something technical such as control systems, solving a water hydraulics issue or perhaps a special project for process optimization. The next day you may be helping the mechanical department change out a large pump or install new equipment. So, the versatility of an operator’s skill set is challenged constantly. Since it is impossible to learn everything in this career, you will never be bored.