Utility Planning & Projects Department


The Utility Planning and Projects Department oversees capital improvement projects, water resource planning, groundwater, surface water and recycled water initiatives, utility rates, and regional partnerships.

Mission Statement

To protect and manage all water resources for the current and future needs of the community and the environment.


Necessary water supplies, wastewater treatment capacity, storm water capacity, and related utility infrastructure will be available to enhance the quality of life and facilitate economic development for the region.

30-Year Goal

Our region will be the water resources hub for the northern and central San Joaquin Valley area.

Department Head

Rich Ulm, Director of Utility Planning and Projects
Rich Ulm
Director of Utility Planning and Projects

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