OCTOBER LUNCH MEETING: Atascadero Mutual Water Company Well Field & Nacimiento Recharge Tour
Join AMWC General Manager John Neil for a tour of AMWC's water production facilities. The tour will include well, treatment, and Nacimiento Recharge Basin facilities. John will also discuss the unique nature of AMWC's water quality, production, and distribution.
Directions & Details
We will be meeting at 11:00 am in the empty lot between 4555 and 4545 Sycamore Road, Atascadero. We will be carpooling from the meeting site to the well, treatment, and Nacimiento Recharge Basin facilities. There is minimal walking and it is all flat terrain. Please indicate whether you will be attending the walk on the sign up page where you would normally make your lunch selection. If you choose not to attend the walk, the lunch and presentation will be at 12:30pm at the AMWC Yard.
John Neil has served for the last 11 years as the general manager of the Atascadero Mutual Water Company, one of the largest mutual water companies in the state of California.
John, is a 1981 graduate of Penn State University in civil engineering. After college, John worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation where he was responsible for bridge inspections and maintenance. John met the owner of Bailey Bridges in SLO and was asked to come to California to help run the business.
Neil worked countless hours to research and to protect the water basin for Atascadero residents and volunteered many hours to meet and educate concerned citizens from neighboring cities, according to the chamber.
He is best known for his dedication in assisting in the development of the Nacimiento Water Project, the largest public works project in San Luis Obispo County history. John is currently chairing the Paso Basin Advisory Committee. John was named the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce's 2013 Citizen of the Year and is starring in the 6th Annual Atascadero’s Dancing with Our Stars, a fundraiser for the Atascadero Library.
Atascadero Mutual Water Company
6575 Sycamore Road, Just North of the Well Field
Atascadero, CA 93422
Date & Time:
Thursday October 16, 2014 - 12:30 pm
Members and Guests $20 by RSVP ($25 at the door)
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Pizza from Nardonne's Pizza along with salad and drinks will be provided.
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