Cal Water news release

Evan Markey District Manager for Redwood Valley

NewsDarin McCosker Will Continue to Oversee Day-to-Day Operations

Cal Water has selected its Willows Manager Evan Markey to also lead the utility’s Redwood Valley and Marysville Districts. Markey, who has served as Cal Water’s Willows Local Manager since May 2017, has been with Cal Water for 11 years and has extensive hands-on knowledge of water distribution, operations, and treatment systems.

Markey started his Cal Water career in the utility’s Chico District as a Laborer and subsequently worked as an Operation Maintenance Worker, Meter Reader, Conservation Coordinator, and Superintendent. Markey has Water Treatment Grade Two and Water Distribution Grade Three certifications from the State Water Resources Control Board. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

According to Director of Field Operations Mike Jones, Cal Water chose to have Markey oversee all three districts to reduce the utility’s headcount and utilize employee resources as optimally as possible.

To support day-to-day operations, Darin McCosker will serve as the Redwood Valley Operations Manager. McCosker started his Cal Water career in July 2012 as the Superintendent of the Redwood Valley District. He has worked in the water industry since 1991, ten years of which were in management. McCosker has Water Treatment Grade 5 and Water Distribution Grade 3 certifications from the State Water Resources Control Board, and a Grade 2 Collections Systems Technician certification from the California Water Environment Association.

“Evan serves the Willows community very well and will continue that effort in his new role in our Redwood Valley District with the support of Darin, who brings local operational knowledge,” Jones said. “They understand the water issues and social needs in a smaller community and will utilize that same knowledge and expertise to ensure we always provide quality, service, and value to our customers.”