MARIPOSA PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT
MARK ROWNEY SET TO RETIRE AFTER 43-YEARS OF SERVICE TO MPUD
The Board of Directors are pleased to announce they have appointed Susan Wages to the position of General Manager of the Mariposa Public Utility District (MPUD) to replace retiring General Manager Mark Rowney. Susan has been the Office Manager at MPUD since September 2013. The General Manager position at MPUD is an “at will” employment under the California Public Utility Code. The MPUD General Manager also holds the title of District Clerk, Auditor and Treasurer.
Susan is a Mariposa County High School graduate and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from Fresno State University. She currently holds a California State license as an Environmental Health Specialist, a D-1 public water distribution operator license and a T-2 public water treatment operator license. Susan and her husband have owned a second-generation contracting construction business in Mariposa for over 25 years.
Mark Rowney has been employed by MPUD since November 1977. He was appointed as General Manager in May of 1979. During Marks 43-year tenure with MPUD, he has completed many significant projects, over $23.3 million in grant funds, along with the support of staff and the MPUD Board of Directors.
Year Project Title Project Cost Grant Funds
1983 Construction of Wastewater Treatment Facility
1983 Construction of Surface Water Treatment Facility
1989 Sewer Main Construction, assessment district $1,150,400 $854,900
1995 Saxon Creek Water Supply Project $10,063,900 $7,355,200
1997 Hospital Water Tank Replacement and construction of Water Mains $1,000,000 $1,000,000
2000 Construction of MPUD Fire Station #1 $750,000
2004 Water Main Replacement (replace 1952 vintage water mains) $1,900,000 $1,900,000
2011 Stockton Creek Conservancy land acquisition, 410 acres $1,000,000 $1,000,000
2011 Construction of new Surface Water Treatment Facility $4,999,110 $4,999,110
2014 Ground water wells 5 and 6, drought assistance $181,470 $181,470
2018 Stockton Creek Conservancy, additional land acquisition, 360 acres $99,536 $99,536
2019 Construction of improvements to the Wastewater Treatment Facility $9,030,000 $6,000,000
Mark is planning to leave employment with MPUD in September 2020.