County Reappoints Zigterman to Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency Board

November 6, 2019


SAN JOSE – Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian announced yesterday the reappointment of Tom Zigterman to the Bay Area Water Supply & Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) Board of Directors. Zigterman was reappointed by the Board upon Simitian’s nomination and recommendation. Zigterman is a professional engineer and the Director of Water Resources & Civil Infrastructure at Stanford University.

“Tom Zigterman is clearly the right person for the job. He has an extensive background in water and sewer management, as well as a history of innovation,” said Simitian. Zigterman’s colleagues on the BAWSCA Board, “universally praised his contributions to date during his past four years on the Board,” said Simitian.

Zigterman has over 35 years of experience in public works and land development in general civil engineering. His focus areas include water resources/supplies, water rights and regulatory approvals, water wells, surface water (creek) diversion facilities, water pumping, storage and distribution infrastructure, wastewater and recycled water facilities, and stormwater runoff collection, treatment, detention, and capture facilities.​​

“I am honored to have served Stanford and our community in this capacity since 2015, and look forward to continuing implementation of efficient and sustainable use of our precious water supplies,” said Zigterman about his reappointment to BAWSCA. 

As the BAWSCA website notes, the Board “is governed by a 26-member Board of Directors comprised of respected community leaders representing the 24 cities and water districts that are member agencies of BAWSCA, and two private utilities that also have appointees to the board, Stanford University, and California Water Service Company.”

“When it comes to managing our water resources we need people with experience. Tom Zigterman has that experience and then some,” said Simitian. “I’m delighted he will continue to share his expertise with the BAWSCA Board. That’s really good news.”

For Simitian, making appointments to the BAWSCA Board means he’s come full circle; in 2002 Simitian was then among a trio of local legislators who authored the state legislation establishing BAWSCA.  



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