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LWV League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
Orange County, CA November 2, 2004 Election
 Smart Voter Bob Ooten

Candidate for
Board Member; Mesa Consolidated Water District; Division 2

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Water Systems Manager
  • President, Treasure, and Director, State and Local California Water Environment Association
  • President: Southern California Energy Coalition
  • Director of Operations and Maintenance: Orange County Sanitaion District
  • National Water Research Institute Committee Member
  • James Montgomery Credit Union: Founding Board Member
  • Association of Municipal Sanitaiton Agencies: Water Government Reinvention Committee Member
Top Priorities if Elected
  • Provide sensible water conservation technologies that do not change life styles and will expand our water supply and reduce beach pollution.
  • Strengthen customer service in areas that will reduce customer cost like training in irrigation controllers that can be most of the water bill.
  • Increase agency productivity and lower MCWD Board expenses that have increased 20% per with a recent Board fee increase per meeting of 30%.
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Key Endorsements
  • Orange County Supervisor Jim Silva
  • Past Regional Water Quality Control Board Executive Officer Bob Ghirelli
  • National Water Research Institute Research Committee member Chris Lindstrom
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Position Papers
Reducing Water Government Cost
My experience shows that reducing costs can be done by utilizing a reinvention study, changing agency policies. working on mutual aid and equipment exchanges with local agencies and re-exmaming Board expenses.
Beach Pollution Reduction That Improves the environment While Saving Money
The over-watering of Parks, Schools, golf courses and residential lawns causes urban runoff that pollutes the shoreline, closes beaches, and makes visitor sick.

Sensible water conseravation technology is available that will reduce urban runoff and beach pollution, expand the capacity of our existing water supply, while not impacting customers life styles.

Sensible water conservation
Water conservation measures for inside residences, on the lawn and in business and industry are available and are being developed. Technology applications that do not change life styles can resuce water usage to save water system-wide form 6000-7000 homes or 15% of the present water usage in the Cost Mesa service area.
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