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Rowland Water District Names New Assistant General Manager Expanded district leadership positions the agency to effectively pursue water supply independence, regional sustainability and increased services. Rowland Heights, CA (December 2, 2013) – Rowland Water District (RWD) is pleased to announce that Tom Coleman has joined the district as Assistant General Manager. His responsibilities include supporting General Manager Ken Deck with supervision of the overall operation and maintenance of the agency. Coleman will also be tasked with seeking alternative water supply programs and projects on behalf of the district’s ratepayers. Rowland currently delivers 14 million gallons of safe drinking water to approximately 58,000 people every day. “The increased demand for water and greater supply reliability calls for a progressive management approach for Rowland Water,” said Deck. “Tom’s expertise in managing complex water resources within the region is an ideal match for us as we continue to implement our strategic initiatives and vision for the future.” In early 2013, the RWD Board of Directors adopted its Strategic Plan: “Effective Action for Sustainable Progress”. The plan identifies goals and priorities for the agency including a commitment to securing a long-term water supply for the region by proactively pursuing alternative supplies, limiting reliance on imported water and prioritizing diversification of RWD’s water source portfolio. “As we continue to strive for water independence and rate stability for our customers, we need a forward thinking approach to future projects and programs,” said RWD Board President Szu Pei LuYang. “Tom is a talented operator and water resource manager with a demonstrated track record of thinking outside the box. We are happy to have him on board at this pivotal time.” Coleman brings more than 20 years of water industry experience to Rowland Water, most recently serving as the Executive Director of Bellflower Somerset Mutual Water Company in Bellflower, Calif. He spent six years as General Manager of Orchard Dale Water District in Whittier, Calif., and eight years in various water management positions with the City of Alhambra. Coleman holds certifications in multiple areas including treatment, delivery, resource management and leadership. “Rowland is a growing agency with exciting opportunities, and I am proud to be a part of the team,” said Tom Coleman. “I look forward to working together with the Rowland Board of Directors, staff, and the broader community for the benefit of our customers.” ### About Rowland Water District Rowland Water District provides potable and recycled water for approximately 58,000 people in southeast Los Angeles County including portions of Rowland Heights, Hacienda Heights, La Puente and the cities of Industry and West Covina. For more information visit

Rowland water district names new assistant general manager