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Utility Executives from California and Texas Join the WateReuse Board of Directors

Date: May 01, 2015

Razak and Trejo will serve on the Board of Directors for both the WateReuse Association and the WateReuse Research Foundation.

“These two new directors bring the knowledge, leadership skills, and passion we need to continue to support our membership in providing a safe and sustainable water supply to communities everywhere,” said WateReuse Association President Robert Johnson of McManus and Johnson Consulting.

“With the impacts of climate change, drought, and environmental degradation, there has never been a more important time for WateReuse to provide thought leadership and solutions-oriented research. We are privileged to have two people of this caliber as part of our leadership,” added WateReuse Research Foundation Chair Doug Owen of ARCADIS.

Razak is responsible for the daily operation of San Diego’s water, wastewater and regional wastewater sub-system, as well as planning to ensure the future reliability of these services. These systems provide water, recycled water and wastewater services to more than 1.3 million customers. Under Razak’s leadership, the San Diego Public Utilities Department is currently developing a unique water reuse program that will help increase water supply reliability for the future of San Diego while also ensuring environmental protection for the ocean environment.

Trejo’s management, leadership and creativity are yielding astounding results for El Paso. He manages a technical services portfolio, which includes engineering, planning, and development, project and construction management for all utilities – water, wastewater, reclaimed water and stormwater. El Paso Water Utilities is also developing an $82-million Advanced Water Treatment Plant that will turn treated water from the Mission Valley’s Bustamante Wastewater Treatment Plant into purified drinking water.

Razak and Trejo are the first new members appointed to the WateReuse boards since the February 2015 adoption of a leadership merger plan in which directors will simultaneously serve on the boards for both the WateReuse Association and the WateReuse Research Foundation to maximize strategic collaboration. The full merger will occur over the next three years as existing Board terms conclude.


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