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Speakers Bureau

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Public Utilities Department representatives are available to come to your community, professional, civic or business group to talk about specific water topics. Speakers are also available for upper elementary, high school and college classes in certain subject areas.

The current presentation topics are:

  • Water quality and treatment process
  • Water conservation
  • Recycled water
  • Water distribution and delivery systems
  • Pure Water San Diego

To schedule a presentation, please call our Speakers Bureau Hotline at (619) 533-6638 or email requests to waterspeakers@sandiego.gov. Please call as far in advance as possible. Your inquiry will be responded to by the next business day.

When requesting a presentation, please include the following information:

  • Your name
  • Phone number and e-mail (if available)
  • The organization or group
  • Date and time for the presentation
  • Location of the presentation
  • Requested topic (if known)

If you are interested in a speaker or information about the City's Wastewater Branch, please call the Info Line at (858) 292-6484.

Schedule a Customer Advocate Presentation

The Public Utilities Department's Customer Advocate, David F. Akin, Esq has 17 years of utility management experience and eight years of legal advocacy/mediation experience.

He is providing presentations to community and business organizations that include these key topics:

  • Understanding your residential water/sewer bill
  • Overview of fixed and variable fees and charges
  • Go Green! Online self-service option
  • Overview of key infrastructure and services
  • What you can do when your utility bill is higher than expected
  • Drought Response

If your organization is interested in a Customer Advocate presentation, please contact David at (619) 533-4275 or dakin@sandiego.gov