Join your golfing buddies… or even you don’t golf, join us anyway for this year’s RES Annual Golf Tournament
to be held at the historic Mare Island Golf Club in Vallejo. Details are below.

Redwood Empire Section
California Water Environment Association
Annual Golf Tournament
Friday, June 19, 2015
Register at 9:30 am – Shotgun Start at 11:00 am
Mare Island Golf Club
1800 Club Drive
Mare Island, California 94592

Competition will be in the format of a four man scramble. Teams will be formed by the Tournament Organizer unless you sign up as a foursome.
Reservations MUST be pre-paid using the entry form below. The Early Bird entry fee is $85 per person before May 29th.
After May 29th the entry fee will be $95 per golfer. All entries include green fee, range balls, a shared cart, prizes and dinner. Payment must be received no later than June 12, 2015.

Prizes will be awarded at the dinner following the tournament.

Sign up early to save money and guarantee your spot! Entry deadline is June 12th, 2015

If you have any questions about the tournament, contact Steven Chavis at (707) 312-6231, email or John Pirondini at (707) 312-1680, email or John Pirondini at (707) 312-1680, email



Use this form to sign up as a single, or in groups of up to four players.

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 RES Agency Team (at least two players must be employed by the Agency). The winning Agency Team will be responsible for hosting the Redwood Empire Section’s 2016 Annual Golf Tournament.

Name of Agency:

 Non-Agency Team

Amount enclosed (early bird $85 per player before May 29th, after $95) $ ______________

Make checks payable to Steven Chavis and mail to: Napa Sanitation District
1515 Soscol Ferry Rd. Napa, CA 94558


Mark your calendar!
The next RES Section Tour & Dinner is set for May 21st – hosted by the 2014 RES Large Plant of the Year Award winner… Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District.
More details on this event to be sent out in April.

Mark your calendar!
The Annual RES O&M and Safety Day – Is set for May 21st at Vallejo Sanitation & Flood Control District.
Details emailed out and below…

Vendor Fair / Optional Plant Tour BBQ lunch
provided with admission Door prize giveaway

Vallejo Sanitation and Flood Control District
450 Ryder St.
Vallejo, CA 94590

SCHEDULE – O&M & Collections:
Registration 8 AM to 9 AM (Coffee and Pastries will be served)
Classes 9 AM to 11 AM and 1 PM to 3 PM
Vendor Fair or Optional Plant Tour 11 AM to Noon

BBQ Lunch from Noon to 1 PM
Door Prizes at 3pm
CEU certificates at 3pm

Registration 8 AM to 9 AM (Coffee and Pastries will be served)
Confined Space Awareness 9 AM – 3 PM (incl Certificate of Completion)
Register with Steven Chavis at or call (707) 258-6000
Register by Friday, May 15, 2015 Registration is an obligation to pay!

Please mark your calendar and support these upcoming RES events in 2015:

>> April 28th – May 1st: CWEA Annual Conference, San Diego

>> May 19th: P3S Committee Meeting, location TBD (Contact Chris Murray, P3S Committee Chair – on “Section Officers” page)

>> May 21st: RES O&M & Safety Day > At Vallejo Sanitation & Flood Control District, 8:00 -2:30p (more details soon!)

>> May 21st: Redwood Empire Section Meeting >> Tour – Fairfield area, TBD; Dinner & Presentation location TBD

>> June 19th: RES Annual Golf Tournament >> At Mare Island Golf Club (more details soon!)

>> July 12th: RES Annual Summer Social Event >> SF Giants vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 1:05p first pitch; tailgate 11:00a (more details soon!)

>> July 15th: Laboratory Committee Meeting, location TBD (Contact Mindy Boele, Lab Committee Chair – on “Section Officers” page)

>> July 16th: Redwood Empire Section Meeting >> Tour – Korbel, Santa Rosa; Dinner & Presentation location TBD

Wastewater Collection System Planner/Modeler
Water/Wastewater Hydraulic Modeler Engineer for infrastructure planning and regulatory compliance projects

West Yost Associates (West Yost) has an immediate opening for a Collection System Planner/Modeler to work out of our Walnut Creek office. The ideal candidate will have a well-rounded background in master planning and hydraulic analyses, able to support senior-level staff in a wide range of water and wastewater planning projects.
Desired areas of expertise include sanitary sewer system master planning, infiltration and inflow analysis, flow monitoring, engineering research, GIS analyses, risk assessments, alternative analyses, and facility cost estimating. Proven skills in water/wastewater hydraulic modeling and GIS are required and collection system regulatory compliance knowledge is a plus.

Key Responsibilities and Functions:
· Performing water/wastewater system hydraulic analysis utilizing a variety of software programs

· Producing technical reports and master plans

· Analyzing various types of flow, demand, population, water quality, and condition data

· Serving as task manager, maintaining task/project budgets and schedules, and mentoring junior-level staff

· Assisting senior-level engineers with the preparation of proposals

Basic Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will be a proficient hydraulic modeler and a licensed Professional Engineer (with current California registration or commitment to obtain California registration within 18 months) with 5-10 years of experience of applied knowledge in water/wastewater planning projects. The candidate must be a strong technical writer; able to work on multiple, unique assignments simultaneously; and have strong organizational, problem solving, communication, and interpersonal skills. Advanced knowledge of GIS, Microsoft Access, InfoWorks, InfoSewer, Mike Urban, SWMM, SewerCAD and other hydraulic modeling software is required. Skills in water system modeling are desired.

Please include a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position. For more information or to apply online, please visit This full-time, regular position is available in Walnut Creek, California.

No sponsorship is available for this position. West Yost Associates is an Affirmative Action Participant EOE/M/F/D/V.

Amaris Guerra
Recruiter and Marketing Assistant
West Yost Associates

2020 Research Park Drive, Suite 100
Davis, CA 95618
T 530.761.0225
F 530.756.5721

Employment Opportunities at Whitley Burchett & Associates
Whitley Burchett & Associates is a Walnut Creek based civil/environmental consulting engineering firm that specializes in wastewater, water, recycled water and renewable energy engineering. We serve municipal water and wastewater agencies and private companies in the greater Bay Area and have been in business since 1985. Our areas of specialization include process/mechanical system planning, design and troubleshooting; energy management, program and project management and funding assistance.
Whitley Burchett & Associates has an employment opportunity in Walnut Creek for an Assistant Engineer to assist with design of water and wastewater facilities, and energy management projects.
General Description of Position
Assisting in engineering work for the design of pump stations, blowers, and other mechanical systems in water and wastewater facilities, including:
• Preparing alternatives analysis and feasibility studies.
• Assisting in preparation of technical memoranda, basis of design reports, specifications, and contract documents for water and wastewater projects.
• Preparing engineering drawings including site layouts, equipment layouts, process flow diagrams, and preliminary P&IDs, and coordinate with CADD technicians for production of construction drawings.
• Providing engineering services during construction.
• Preparing cost opinions, life cycle cost analyses, process calculations, hydraulic analysis calculations, and hydraulic profiles.
Minimum Qualifications
• MS degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or related field required.
• Professional registration as a Civil Engineer in California. An EIT certificate with the expectation of obtaining PE licensure in the near future may be considered.
• Two years minimum of professional related experience in the water, infrastructure, or wastewater field.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and basic proficiency in AutoCAD.
• Valid driver’s license and right to work in California.
Desired Skills and Experience
• Three to five years of professional engineering experience in the water/wastewater industry working for engineering consulting firms or municipal agencies.
• Design of municipal water and wastewater improvement projects.
• Preparation of engineering calculations and equipment selection, including hydraulics and pumping systems.
• Strong technical writing and ability to communicate effectively with clients and project team.
• Active participation in local professional associations.
To Apply
Send a cover letter and your resume to Meredith Shields at
Date posted: Sept. 22, 2014

At the 2014 awards banquet dinner, set for November 21, 2014 we will be installing the 2015 Board of Directors for the Redwood Empire Section. 

We are currently seeking nominations for the First Year Director position.  You may nominate a fellow Redwood Section member, or you can even nominate yourself.  Please send your nominations to Tony Pirondini at

Per our bylaws, we will open nominations to the floor at the dinner, and then the attending members will vote in a new First Year Director.  Please send your nominations to me by November 14th so that we will have time to print up ballots if there is more than one nomination.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing all of you at the awards dinner.

Tony Pirondini
CWEA RES Vice-President
(707) 469-6439