Project team: Santa Clara Valley Water District
Mike Munson is the Engineering Unit manager of the Santa Clara Valley Water District’s West Side Project Delivery Unit. He oversees the daily nuances of the Reliability Improvement Project and throughout the life of the project will ensure the overall effort remains on track.
Brandon Ponce is an associate civil engineer in the West Side Project Delivery Unit. He assists the project manager with daily construction management activities.
Stephanie Logan is an assistant engineer in the West Side Projects Delivery Unit and previously served as a water district intern with the Hydrology, Hydraulics and Geomorphology Unit. She is assisting with day-to-day engineering and construction activities.
Tony Mercado is Rinconada’s neighborhood liaison. He coordinates the facility’s open houses, organizes tours, produces the regular neighborhood updates and manages this blog. For any neighborhood concerns, reach him at 408-630-2342 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Water Utility staff: Santa Clara Valley Water District
Steve Twitchell is the plant supervisor at the Rinconada plant charged with keeping facility operations running smoothly on a day-to-day basis even in the midst of the upcoming heavy duty construction.
Chris Hakes is an assistant officer with the water district’s Water Utility Capital Division, where he manages and oversees projects delivered by the East Side Project Delivery and West Side Project Delivery units, the annual CIP update and general capital project support provided by the Capital Program Planning and Analysis Unit and the CADD Services Unit.
CDM Smith, a consulting, engineering, construction and operations firm that provides integrated solutions in water, environment and transportation.
HDR, an architectural, engineering and consulting firm that will manage the construction of the project.
Katz and Associates, one of the nation’s leading communications firms that is assisting with promoting the large scale project.
Ken Baker is known to most neighbors of the plant as its longtime supervisor. Currently retired, he has returned to the facility he knows so well to serve in a contract role as a senior management analyst, where he’ll provide assistance with project, analysis and design.