“Dirk is the reason that the Santa Clarita Valley has been able to weather dry years. As a Water Resource Engineer, Dirk has been instrumental in developing water purchases and storage programs that have provided reliability in our water supply. He is a true visionary and the community needs his continued expertise and knowledge on the SCV Water Board.”

Bill Cooper

SCV Water Board Director

"Dirk Marks will make an outstanding member of the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency Board of Directors.

For the last 35 years of Mr. Marks’ professional career, he has dedicated himself to becoming what he is today; one of the most knowledgeable and accomplished water resource planning experts in the state of California. The Santa Clarita community has been the beneficiary of his efforts, as he has been the primary architect of the present SCV Water diversified water supply portfolio. This has never been more important than today as we have faced in recent years a historic and prolonged drought. With the development of a multitude of “dry year” supplemental water supply sources under Dirk’s leadership, SCV Water has been able to continue meeting all water supply demands for our customers, even in the face of this severe seasonal water shortage.

I am excited beyond words at the prospect of working with Dirk on our board to continue serving our community, and I offer my full vote of confidence and endorsement of his candidacy for the Division 2 seat on the SCV Water Agency Board of Directors! Please vote for Dirk Marks this November!"

Gary R. Martin, PE, SE

President, SCV Water Board of Directors

"I wholeheartedly support Dirk Marks for SCV Water on November 8th.  He has been key to getting us  back up water supplies that help us in times of drought or emergencies.  He also secures the most affordable water to meet our needs. His long history in water management and knowledge of the players in California water has been a huge asset to our community.  As a resident, parent, business owner, and a water official, I know we need Dirk Marks on SCV Water this November."

Maria Gutzeit,

President, SCV Groundwater Sustainability Agency

and Boardmember, SCV Water Agency

“Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency’s Water Resource Director Dirk Marks is a Civil Engineer with over 3 decades of experience in municipal water systems and water utility infrastructure. Dirk is responsible for securing underground water storage projects that are now helping Santa Clarita through this unprecedented drought! We need Dirk on the Water Board to ensure our water needs are met today and in the near future for our kids. Dirk and his wife Cindy raised their daughter in Santa Clarita. Dirk lives here, works here, and has as much at stake in water reliability as all of us in Santa Clarita. Please join me in supporting Engineer Dirk Marks this November because we need to maintain sound water policy decisions.”

Piotr Orzechowski

Vice President, SCV Water Board of Directors

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