Senior Administration

  • Jim Barrett, General Manager
  • Robert Cheng, Assistant General Manager


Communication & Conservation

  • Director Katie Evans
The Communication and Conservation Department is responsible for public outreach, education, and management of the district’s conservation programs. The department also tracks relevant legislation and is responsible for the website.


  • Director Carrie Oliphant
The Engineering Department manages the design and construction of large projects, such as new pipelines and reservoirs. Divisions include Development Services, Inspection, and Right-of-Way.

Environmental Services

  • Director Steve Bigley
The Environmental Services Department is responsible for water quality and groundwater replenishment monitoring and reporting, including oversight of a state-certified laboratory. The department also manages biological resources and environmental permitting programs.


  • Director Geoffrey Kiehl
The Finance Department creates the District’s budget, solicits and reviews bids, processes all payments for water services and pays the District's bills.

Facilities & Maintenance

  • Director Dan Charlton
The Facilities & Maintenance Department is responsible for CVWD’s vehicles, buildings, and grounds maintenance, including the Auto Shop, electronics, electric, mechanical, carpentry, and landscaping. The department also oversees maintenance of the Coachella Canal, canal water delivery and regional stormwater facilities.

Human Resources

  • Director Scott Hunter
Human Resources handles all recruitment and hiring for the District, as well as managing the employee safety program, health benefits and risk management.

Information Systems

  • Director Luis Maciel
Information Systems maintains the district computer network and is responsible for all the district’s computer and software-related needs.


  • Director Dan Farris
The Operations Department is responsible for the operation, maintenance and construction of the domestic water system (including meter and leak repair) and the sewer systems (including overseeing the district’s 6 wastewater reclamation plants).


  • Interim Director Scott Burritt
The Service Department includes many of the divisions most closely linked to our customers, including Customer Service, Customer Billing and Meter Readers.