SWMOA features an article written by Raul Gonzalez, Avista Technical Support Specialist based in San Marcos, CA
Raul Gonzalez is a Technical Support Specialist at Avista Technologies in San Marcos, CA. After completing his Bachelor’s Degree from Cal Poly Pomona in Civil Engineering, Raul participated in the Orange County Water District internship program focused on regulatory and water production. In this role, Raul gained hands-on experience with microfiltration and ultrafiltration pilot systems and supported the development of a comprehensive pretreatment program for the District’s 100 MGD RO facility by monitoring system operations, chemical cleanings, membrane autopsies, as well as data management and dissemination. As a certified treatment operator in the State of California with the goal of becoming a licensed civil engineer, Raul is an active member of the National Civil Engineering Honor’s Society (Chi Epsilon) and a student member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Raul discusses the key role millennials will play in the next advancements in water technology.