Fair Oaks Water District’s new director took office on Monday, June 11, 2012.
Established in 1917, the Fair Oaks Water District (District) is governed by five board members. The board members are publicly elected to four-year staggered terms representing geographical divisions. The Fair Oaks Water District had an opening on the Board of Directors due to the resignation of the Division II director. At a special board meeting the current Board of Directors appointed Mr. Michael McRae to the open Division II director seat. The term of this appointment will expire in December 2012.
Mr. McRae is not a stranger to the District. In 2004 he was a member of the Fair Oaks Water District Financial Review Committee, and has attended many District meetings over the years advocating on behalf of the District’s ratepayers. Mr. McRae is an electrical engineer with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, specializing in telemetry and communications networks. His education includes a master’s degree in electrical engineering from California State University, Sacramento.
The District stands as a committed and involved member of the community. With the appointment of Director McRae, the District is led by five board members, including Timothy Healey, Misha Sarkovich, Randy Marx, and Lonny Gossett. Directors Sarkovich and Marx are the longest-tenured District board members, having each served nearly eight years on the board.
The District serves a population of approximately 37,000 people on approximately 6,053 acres. The District purchases most of its water from San Juan Water District as treated water, and delivers it to approximately 14,000 residential and commercial service connections. The District also maintains six groundwater wells, 180 miles of pipeline, a 3-million-gallon water storage tank and an in-house billing system.