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MWDOC purchases and distributes water throughout most of Orange County. It is governed by a seven-member board. District 7 of MWDOC covers South Coast Water District, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano.
Megan Yoo Schneider, Water Engineer
Schneider has over 12 years of professional and association experience, including serving on two boards of directors, and she possesses multiple bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering. She is also a licensed professional civil engineer in the state of California.
Schneider says she invests much of her time to increase public awareness and educate the younger generations about the importance of water.
Evan Chaffee, Business Owner/Consultant
Chaffee is a lifelong Orange County native and small business owner. His focus serving on MWDOC would be to provide fiscally responsibe leadership by ensuring customers receive inexpensive and clean water. He also wants to incorporate emerging technology and water supply options, including desalination. Chaffee has previously served as a city planning commissioner and public policy advisor.
Richard Gardner, Water Systems Consultant
Gardner says by conserving water, the area has been able to meet demands of a growing population, without yet increasing water supplies. Gardner supports further water conservation and the California water fix, which he says will provide high quality water without damaging the environment or state fisheries. If it’s not approved, Gardner said he will work as a board member to secure state and federal funding to fill in the gaps.
Raymond Miller, Registered Professional Engineer
Miller is a water manager and registered engineer in South Orange County. He was the general manager of the South Coast Water District for 25 years and also served as the vice president of the American Water Works Association, the national organization of water professionals. His focus is on ensuring water availability given California’s ongoing drought and water shortages.