The Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District (Rincon Water) board of directors has hired its new general manager, Clint R. Baze. Serving as the district’s eighth General Manager since 1954, Baze takes over for Greg Thomas who assumed the same position as General Manager for Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District.
With extensive public sector experience, Baze has managed and operated municipal water and wastewater systems in San Diego County for 35 years. Upon joining the Rincon family nearly 20 years ago as the district’s director of engineering and operations, Baze oversaw the management and operations of its potable system, construction and operations of its recycled water distribution system, and the recent acquisition of its wastewater system.
“Clint knows Rincon Water from the inside out,” said James Murtland, Rincon Water’s board president. “His knowledge and capabilities are essential assets that made him the logical – and best choice – to be Rincon Water’s general manager.”
Baze’s immediate objective is to be proactive in addressing customer needs while continuing to diversify the district’s water supply portfolio. “It is my goal to promote excellence in customer service, maintain reasonable and responsible water rates, and ensure the delivery of quality drinking water,” he said.
Baze holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership, D5 and T2 certifications from the American Water Works Association, and an associate degree in Water Technology from Palomar College. As a retired professional rodeo athlete, Baze’s hobbies includes tending to his horses and other farm stock as well as tinkering with all things metal and mechanical.
Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District is an independent, special district dedicated to providing potable and recycled water to about 30,000 people in a 42-square-mile area that includes Escondido, San Marcos, San Diego, and other surrounding unincorporated areas through nearly 8,000 connections.
The public is invited to its board meetings, which take place at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Rincon’s facilities located at 1920 North Iris Lane in Escondido.