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William Cooper
  • Elected Official, Santa Clarita Valley Water
  • Chairman of the Board

Bill Cooper is a long-time water professional, having worked for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for 40 years. During that time, he held various posts, including the Water Treatment Section Manager, overseeing the operations and maintenance of all five Metropolitan Water Treatment Plants that supply about one-half of the water to the 19 million people in Southern California.

Mr. Cooper, who managed some of the largest water treatment plants in the United States, was an adjunct Professor at the College of the Canyons, teaching the Environmental Technologies Water Treatment Program.

Mr. Cooper was the inaugural President of the newly formed SCV Water Agency for two years. He served on the former CLWA Board for several years and was Board President for five years. He has served on various committees and boards and continues to Chair the Planning and Engineering Committee, which provides oversight of the Agency’s multimillion Capital Improvement Program. He is also a member of the Santa Clarita Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency, which was chartered to develop a plan for the long-term use of our local groundwater.

Mr. Cooper now serves as the president of the Association of California Water Agencies in the Los Angeles region, representing water agencies throughout LA County. He is an active member of the American Water Works Association and the Association of California Water Agencies.

A veteran of the US Navy, Mr. Cooper served five years aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bennington CVS-20, including three tours of duty in Vietnam between 1965 and 1969.

An active participant in the Santa Clarita Valley community, Mr. Cooper is the Chairman of the Child & Family Center. And is also a member of the Center’s Executive, Internal, and External Affairs Committees, as well as the Investment Advisory Committee and the Fund Development Ad-Hoc Committee.