Pursue work in water

Greg Thomas, Marine veteran and former general manager of Rincon Del Diablo Municipal Water District in Escondido, is the new general manager of Elsinore Valley Municipal Water district. Courtesy photo
Greg Thomas Special to Valley News “What do you want to be when you grow up?” may be one of the most common questions asked of children. The typical answer is often a nurse, firefighter, doctor or lawyer. These are all great jobs – but what if there were more options? Ones that involved less debt and schooling, with practical training and equal financial opportunities. Here’s the great news: those options do exist. The water industry is a fantastic example of a meaningful, stable career with room for growth and high demand. It offers a wide range of positions including engineering, water or wastewater treatment, finance, operations and maintenance, human resources and more. The options are limitless. But even better, the path to get there is often more affordable and st
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