#18: Water: A Public Utility for Health

Join Dr. Wendy Slusser as she chats with President and Chief Operating Officer of San Jose Water, Andy Gere, about the ins and outs of running a water company. What does it take to provide affordable, clean and safe water to drink? How does running a water company relate to environmental stewardship? 


More about Andy Gere

Having worked in the industry for nearly 30 years, Andy has a thorough and profound understanding of the many different facets of the water industry including its public health and environmental stewardship role. A 28-year veteran of the industry, Andy holds a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Santa Clara University. He has spent much of his career at San Jose Water, rising from Water Treatment Supervisor to his current role as President and COO.  Andy was named the Chairman of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) for 2020. The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) represents regulated water and wastewater companies, as well as ones engaging in partnerships with municipal utilities, that together provide 73 million Americans with safe and reliable water.

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