The Central Basin Municipal Water District Board has selected Jonathan Tat as the newest member of its senior management team. Tat will serve as the District’s new Engineering and Operations Manager.
Mr. Tat is a California Licensed Civil Engineer with over 23 years of professional experience. His public agency leadership experience includes managing a number of projects for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD).
“Jonathan brings the engineering and technical expertise as well as leadership experience needed to move the District forward” said Antonio Perez, Central Basin General Manager. “He will serve a vital role in ensuring that the District’s water supply infrastructure meets the needs of our customers and looking towards addressing the long-term water issues in our region.”
Prior to his selection to serve as Central Basin’s Engineering and Operations Manager, Mr. Tat served as a Project Manager responsible for overseeing MWD Capital Improvement Program projects. Additionally, under his role as the Technical Control Team Senior Engineer, he managed MWD’s Civil Engineering Design Section and Quality Assurance and Quality Control Program. Mr. Tat also formed part of the MWD Hydraulic Design Team, in which he was responsible for managing project drawings, and producing contract plans and specifications for pipeline relocations, service connections and capital improvement projects.
“I look forward to serving the constituents of the Central Basin service area and working with our regional partners to protect the water supply for the region” said Mr. Tat, Engineering and Operations Manager. “This is an exciting opportunity in which we will focus on innovative and cost-effective approaches to ensuring our water reliability.”
Mr. Tat holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from California State University Los Angeles. He is also certified as a California Water Distribution and Treatment Operator.
Formed in 1952, Central Basin is a public agency that wholesales imported water to cities, mutual water companies, investor-owned utilities and private companies in southeast Los Angeles County, serving a population of more than 2 million. In addition, Central Basin provides the region with recycled water for municipal, commercial and industrial uses.