Sacramento Suburban Water District

Mission Statement

"To deliver a high quality, reliable supply of water and superior customer service at the lowest responsible water rate."


Urban Area- Arden/Arcade, Foothill Farms between I-80 Freeway and UP Railroad tracks; portions of Citrus Heights, Carmichael, Fair Oaks, North Highlands, Sacramento, Antelope, and McClellan Business Park. District map [PDF]


SSWD is a publicly owned and operated water utility regulated by the State of California Division of Drinking Water and State Water Code laws. The District is governed by a 5 member Board of Directors; each Director is elected by the voters within the Division that they represent. All expenses are financed through water service charges and connection fees.

Water Supply

SSWD provides water to its customers from 70 operational groundwater production wells. In addition, the District has contractual rights to 26,064 acre-feet from the City of Sacramento water entitlement; and a contract to purchase up to 29,000 acre-feet of surface water per year from Placer County Water Agency.



3 job(s) at Sacramento Suburban Water District

Sacramento Suburban Water District (SSWD) 3701 Marconi Avenue, Sacramento, CA, USA
Sep 02, 2022
Full Time
Examples of Essential Duties The following duties are typical for this position.  Depending upon the assignment, the employee may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Management retains the right to add, remove, or change duties at any time. Plans, organizes, and coordinates administers, develops and implements various District CIP projects and their scope, schedule, and budget particularly groundwater well facilities; oversees and participates in project management during CIP planning, design, and construction phases. Reviews and/or assists with preparation of project reports, plans, specifications and technical standards; analyzes special conditions/circumstances as they arise.  Prepares and oversees Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for complex projects, documents, contracts, grants applications, professional services contracts and agreements.  Develops specifications for contracted work and obtains and participates in evaluating bids and other activities related to the District’s CIP projects; assists in selection of consultants and vendors. Monitors and inspects the work of contractors and vendors to evaluate work progress, resolve issues, and determine additional needs. Tracks and manages various regulatory compliance requirements and permitting, such as CEQA and storm water discharge, from project planning through construction.  Prepares and administers budgets for assigned projects; manages project expenditures and recommends expenditure levels. Assists with the representation of the District’s CIP projects in coordination with other utilities, regulatory and planning agencies, trade and professional associations, and technical groups. Participates in the development of CIP and planning documents. Provides updates to planning documents (e.g., Asset Management Plans, Master Plans as directed. Responds to emergency situations, difficult customer inquiries and complaints. Provides support for all aspects of construction and renovation projects to ensure conformance with associated documents, specifications, rules, requirements, laws, and standards.  Coordinates land and right-of-way/easement acquisition. Researches and drafts technical and administrative reports; prepares written correspondence. Compensation and Benefits: $6,884.79 - $11,310.83 monthly ($82,617.44 - $135,729.97 annually)  Plus a competitive benefits package, including CalPERS retirement (2% @ 55 for Classic tier and 2% @ 62 under 2013 PEPRA) and employer-paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; voluntary deferred compensation and flexible benefit plans; educational reimbursement program; and paid vacation and holidays.  Alternate /Remote Work Program may apply. 
SACRAMENTO SUBURBAN WAT Sacramento, California, United States
Jul 07, 2022
Apply for this position HERE: Salary: $15.00 TO $19.00 per hour DOE Final Filing Date: Open until filled. About SSWD: The Sacramento Suburban Water District (SSWD), located in Sacramento, California, is a publicly owned and operated water utility formed in 2002. SSWD provides water to over 194,000 customers from 70 operational groundwater wells. Examples of Essential Duties: Under direct supervision, the Water Conservation Representative performs a variety of functions related to educating customers about the District’s Water Conservation Ordinance and ways to conserve water. Typical tasks include: Responding to specific customer complaints regarding suspected water waste, patrolling in a District vehicle to research incidents of water waste and other water misapplications. Enforcing the District’s current Water Conservation Stage by discussing water use restrictions with customers and using database applications to maintain/update water waste records related to the Water Conservation Program. Receiving and resolving complaints and questions regarding the District’s Water Conservation Ordinance. The Representative also provides literature, water conservation devices, and verbal instructions to customers regarding water efficient practices. This is a temporary/seasonal position that must work at least two (2) days per week, is limited to a maximum of twenty-nine (29) work hours per week, and as such is not eligible for benefits. Minimum Qualifications: Required : High school diploma or equivalent; ability to operate a computer using common office computer software programs, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Desirable : Two to three (2-3) years of increasingly responsible work experience in performing customer service and related work, preferably including experience working with a water agency or public utility; knowledge of automated sprinkler systems. Candidates must possess a valid California Class “C” Driver’s License and have a good driving record. The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check, pre-employment physical exam, drug/alcohol screen, and will be required to wear OSHA-approved protective footwear at all times and at their own cost. The Application Process: Interested candidates must complete and submit the required online application here. All applications will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited to interview for the available position.
SACRAMENTO SUBURBAN WAT Sacramento, California, United States
Jul 07, 2022
Sacramento Suburban Water District is hiring an Engineering Student Intern. CLICK HERE for Information on how to apply. Pay $17.00 to $24.00 per hour dependent on education level (e.g., Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Grad Student) Hours Flexibility for academic schedules. Minimum commitment of 15 hours per week on the average, and maximum of 29 hours per week. Temporary position is not eligible for health and retirement benefits. Final Filing Date Open until one (1) available position is filled. SSWD The Sacramento Suburban Water District (SSWD), located in Sacramento, California, is a publicly owned and operated water utility formed in 2002 resulting from the merger of two agencies. SSWD provides water to its customers from 72 operational groundwater wells. The Position SSWD is looking for a self-starting and team-oriented individual to assist the Engineering Department as an Engineering Student Intern. The position is open to college students majoring in engineering or a closely related field. Typical Duties: Assist engineering staff with processing of Capital Improvement Program construction project data. Assist engineering staff with review of development plans. Assist engineering staff with Water Distribution Main Replacement projects. Conduct field verifications of facilities and prepare database on existing water facilities. Prepare miscellaneous maps. Compile and analyze data. Enter data in various databases. Assist engineering staff with record keeping, filing, and organizational duties. Perform other duties as required. Qualifications Preferred Major and Courses: Civil Engineering, preferred concentration in Water Resources Engineering Hydraulics, Water Modeling, Hydrology. Preferred Experience: Microsoft Office - in particular, Excel, Word, Access, and Outlook. Working in an office environment and using a variety of office equipment. Gathering field data and information. Preferred Abilities: Positive attitude and self-motivated. Ability to independently and simultaneously organize and manage a variety of tasks. Attentive to detail. Strong oral / interpersonal and written communication skills. Responsible, quick learner, and committed to tasks at hand. Proficient with Microsoft Office. Other Requirements Candidates must possess a valid California Class “C” Driver’s License and have a good driving record. The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check, pre-employment physical exam, drug screen, and alcohol test. The Selection Procedure Interested candidates may apply through and must include a cover letter and resume HERE . Any questions or inquiries regarding the position may be submitted to . All applications will be reviewed, and the most qualified candidate(s) will be invited to interview for the available position(s).