Tuolumne Utilities District is proud to honor its hard-working employees this week, October 5th through 13th, as part of California’s second annual Water Professionals Appreciation Week.
Water Professionals Appreciation Week was established in 2017 by Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 80, by Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa). Recent labor studies estimate that 60,000 people work in California’s water industry and it needs roughly 6,000 new employees each year due to turnover. The water industry offers a wide variety of rewarding career opportunities in engineering, construction, biology, finance, business administration, law, communications and many more types of positions in high-demand occupations.
The measure was sponsored by a coalition of water associations led by the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and including WateReuse California, California Municipal Utilities Association, California Association of Sanitation Agencies, and the California Water Association. Under SCR 80, the annually designated week begins on the first Saturday of October and ends on the Sunday of the following weekend.
“The District extends its sincere gratitude and appreciation to its 80 employees who work 24/7 to provide excellent service to our community every day. Water Professionals Appreciation Week is a great way to honor all the water and wastewater professionals who work to deliver clean, safe drinking water and wastewater services to residents and businesses throughout the state,” states Abby Parcon, Human Resources Director for TUD.
The TUD Board of Directors will consider approving a resolution declaring October 5th to October 13, 2019 to be Water Professionals Appreciation Week at the October 8, 2019 Board meeting.