Silicon Valley Clean Water
Daniel Child, Manager, SVCW
Daniel T. Child, was appointed General Manager of SVCW in 2006. Child has over 25 years of experience in the management of various municipal, industrial, and public works facilities. Before joining SVCW, he served five years as area manager/vice president of operations for Veolia Water North America West LLC, the nation’s leading water services provider for local and federal governments and business and industry. In that capacity, he managed the activities of more than 60 water treatment, wastewater treatment and public works operations throughout the western U.S.
Child’s past employer, Veolia Water North America West LLC, acquired his former employer, US Filter Corporation/Davis Products Division, for which he served as an account manager from 1995 to 2001, providing municipalities and consulting firms with products and engineering support to meet various wastewater treatment needs.
Child began his career in 1981 working six years as wastewater superintendent for the Price River Water Improvement District in Carbon County, UT. He served two different stints as operations manager with the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority in southern California, from September 1987 to February 1989 and from February 1992 to August 1995. In between, he served as wastewater superintendent for the City of San Diego’s Metropolitan Wastewater Division.
A native of Utah, Child studied environmental technology—wastewater treatment at Utah Valley State College in Orem. He also is a graduate of the City of San Diego Management Academy. He and his wife, Lisa, have four children. Professionally, he is a past president of the Desert and Mountain Section of the California Water Environment Association.