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Name: Kirk Howie For Immediate Release: 09/19/18
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Three Valleys Municipal Water District General Manager Announced Retirement
Claremont, California – It was announced this morning at a board meeting of the Three Valleys Municipal Water
District (TVMWD) that General Manager Rick Hansen will be retiring at the end of the year, effective December 28, 2018.
Mr. Hansen has served as the General Manager for nearly 38 years, beginning in February of 1981. He originally commenced his career with the district in May of 1977 as a district Engineer, later advancing to his current role as the youngest municipal water district manager at the time.
“On behalf of the Three Valleys board, I want to thank Rick for all of his tremendous accomplishments during his many years as our general manager,” expressed Bob Kuhn, Board President. “The number of contributions he has made during the course of a remarkable career are too numerous to be counted.”
Mr. Hansen shared that “it’s been a tremendous career here at Three Valleys and we have accomplished a great deal to secure a more reliable water future. The exciting, but unfortunate truth is the job will never be totally done, so it’s time for me to pass the baton to the next generation of bright, hard-working individuals; the District is in great
During his career, Rick has worked to diversify local supplies for the district’s thirteen-member agencies, two of which are 100% reliant on imported water. He was also the lead engineer in the construction of the Miramar Treatment Plant and Transmission Pipeline which was completed in 1987. Today, the Miramar Treatment Plant provides up to 25 million-gallons-per-day (MGD) of treated State Water Project water.
TVMWD Vice President and MWD director David DeJesus noted, “We’ve been blessed to enjoy the many ways Rick has brought a high level of skill, excellence, consistency and stability that is rarely experienced by public agencies in this day and age. He will be missed.”
Assistant General Manager Matt Litchfield will succeed Rick as the Interim General Manager.
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In 1950, Pomona Valley Municipal Water District (PVMWD) was formed under State law for the purpose of annexing to
the Metropolitan Water District (MWD), thereby entitling the area to receive water imported to the region. The district
changed its name to Three Valleys Municipal Water District in 1981.
TVMWD, a water resources management agency is governed by an elected Board of seven officials and covers
approximately 133 square miles. The present population is about 525,000. Since its formation the Three Valleys
Municipal Water District has installed some 37,000 feet of pipeline and delivered more than 150 billion gallons of water.