|Water & Wastewater Technology: Instructor|
Pedro Porras has worked in the role of Chief of Water Operations for the Otay Water District since 2002. He is responsible for overseeing all sections in the Water Operations Department including Water Systems Operations; Utility Maintenance and Construction; Collection; Treatment; and Recycled Water Operations.
Pedro began working with the Otay Water District in 1988 as a Junior Civil Engineer and was steadily promoted within the Engineering Department, ultimately selected as the Chief of Water Operations.
Pedro holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from
Northrop University in Los Angeles, and a Master of Science Degree in
Civil Engineering with emphasis in Water Resources from San Diego
State University. He is a registered professional Civil Engineer in the
State of California. He holds a Water Distribution Grade 5 Certificate (D5) and
a Water Treatment Operator Grade 2 Certificate (T2) with the California
Department of Public Health, and a Collection System Maintenance Grade 4
with the California Water Environment Association. Mr. Porras has also
published several articles in the American Society of Civil Engineering
on water resources and is a member of several professional
organizations including AWWA, CWEA, NSPE, and ASCE.