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Eileen M. White
Director of Wastewater
East Bay Municipal Utility District
Eileen M. White is the Director of Wastewater for the East Bay Municipal Utility District (District) in Oakland, California, which supplies water to approximately 1.4 million, and wastewater services to 740,000, customers. Eileen has more than 25 years of engineering experience in the wastewater, water, and power industries. As the Director of Wastewater, she is responsible for leading the Wastewater Department which includes planning, organizing, and leading the engineering, operations, and maintenance of the wastewater system to ensure efficient operations that meet all regulations. She also manages the District laboratory, which provides analytical support for both wastewater and water operations, and oversees environmentally-conscious programs that safely dispose of locally-produced industrial wastes and divert regional agricultural wastes for beneficial reuse.
Prior to her appointment as the Director of Wastewater, Eileen served as the Manager of Water Operations and the Chief Operator for the District for 17 years. During that time, she was responsible for providing high quality water to the District’s 1.4 million customers and managed the District's extensive raw water transmission system, water treatment plants, and distribution system. Before her appointment as the Manager of Water Operations, she led and managed the District's $189 million Seismic Improvement Program, including its short-term and long-range planning.
Before joining the District, Eileen was a Design Engineer for Pacific Gas & Electric. Eileen has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from U.C. Berkeley, is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of California, and has a Water Distribution Operator Grade 5 certificate.
Eileen is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Clean Water Association, the San Francisco Estuary Institute, and Aquatic Science Center. Her professional affiliations include the Water Environment Federation, Water Research Foundation, California Association of Sanitation Agencies, and the California Water Environment Association.