Organization and Staff

West Valley Sanitation District is governed by a five-member Board of directors, and staffed by 29 employees. The District staff is headed by the District Manager and Engineer and organized into two divisions: Administration and Information Services Division, and Engineering and Operations Division.

District Manager and Engineer

Jon Newby, our District Manager and Engineer, is responsible for the overall management of the District and implementation of board policy. He reports directly to the Board of Directors. Mr. Newby may be reached by telephone at (408) 378-2407 extension 103 or by e-mail at

Administration & Information Services

The responsibilities assigned to the division include:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Functions
  • Tax Roll
  • Sewer Service Charges
  • Budget
  • Annual Reports
  • Payroll
  • Accounts Payable & Receivable
  • Records Management
  • Board of Directors Agenda & Support
  • Personnel & Human Resources
  • Coordination of the Clean Water Program
  • General District Administration

Engineering & Operations

The Engineering and Operations Division is responsible for the overall management of the sanitary sewer system, including:

  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Development Review
  • Engineering Design
  • Construction Management
  • Closed-Circuit TV Inspection & Analysis
  • Long Range Planning
  • Rehabilitation Projects
  • Fleet Management
  • Building & Grounds Maintenance

Additional activites performed by the division include issuance of sewer connection permits, response to customer inquiries, rate studies, commercial account analysis, mapping and information systems management.









The division provides on-call service response to sewer line and service lateral stoppages 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. In addition, under agreements with the cities within the District, the District crews inspect and clean the cities' storm sewer systems.

The Engineering and Operations Division performs ongoing sewer inspection and basin analysis through its closed-circuit television inspection program. Approximately 200,000 lineal feet of sewer are inspected each year. The inspection and analysis of the sewer system is the basis for the district's sewer rehabilitation program. The Division also cleans in excess of 1,725,000 feet of sewer line each year and responds to approximately 1000 service requests per year.