INLAND EMPIRE, CA – Christiana Daisy, with almost 30 years of experience, has joined the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA/Agency) as Executive Manager of Engineering / Assistant General Manager.

Ms. Daisy comes to IEUA from West Basin Municipal Water District, where she served as Operations Manager since 2014. Ms. Daisy managed and oversaw recycled water treatment, distribution and groundwater desalting facilities’ contract operations and maintenance, and represented potable water member agencies regarding operational issues.Prior to that, she worked for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California for 18 years serving in various engineering roles.

As Executive Manager of Engineering / Assistant General Manager, Ms. Daisy will direct and participate in the development of short- and long-term goals and objectives consistent with the Agency’s strategic plan and annual business plan, ensuring all engineering, construction, laboratory, and planning functions serve the Agency’s needs, while complying with applicable laws and regulations.

“I look forward to sharing my knowledge and understanding of California’s water resources including imported water, recycled water, groundwater treatment, and water conservation,” stated Ms. Daisy. “IEUA has a great reputation for innovation and environmental stewardship and I am eager to work with Agency management and staff to accomplish the Agency’s goals.”

“Christiana’s vast experience and expertise in engineering and operations, as well as her vast knowledge regarding water and wastewater treatment and supply, will be a tremendous asset to the Agency,” stated Shivaji Deshmukh, IEUA General Manager. “We look forward to her leadership and guidance.”

Ms. Daisy is a licensed professional civil engineer. She has experience managing large infrastructure and water supply projects and operations. Ms. Daisy earned her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University.

Andrea Carruthers, Manager of External Affairs
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The Inland Empire Utilities Agency covers 242-square miles, distributes imported water, provides industrial/municipal wastewater collection and treatment services, and other related utility services to more than 875,000 people through its member agencies which include Chino, Chino Hills, Cucamonga Valley Water District, Fontana, Fontana Water Company, Montclair, Monte Vista Water District, Ontario, and Upland.