In 1978 Chuck Evans was hired as the District General Manager. Over
the following two decades, Chuck played a key role in these and other important water
Expanded Cater Water Treatment Plant
Constructed hydroelectric plant
Obtained State Water
Built emergency sea-water desalination plant
Developed Bella Vista Water Treatment Plant
Completed Juncal Dam seismic improvements
Merged with Summerland Water District
Renewed Cachuma Contract
Strengthened Bradbury Dam
Initiated Capital Improvement Plan
Assuming Manager position at Cachuma Conservation
|Vital Water Information for Customers of Montecito Water
District - Fall 1999
|Farewell, Chuck--Welcome Aboard, Fred
Change of Managers
Following a distinguished career as
water engineer and manager, Chuck Evans, general manager of Montecito Water District for
more than two decades, will be retiring from his post at the turn of the New Year.
Taking his place will be Fred Adjarian,
coming to the job from a 23-year career in water operations and management, the last 10
years as a water district general manager in San Diego County.
Chuck Evans (left) welcomes incoming General Manager Fred
During his tenure as manager, Chuck Evans saw the District through periods of
severe flood as well as prolonged drought. During the most difficult periods of drought,
he worked with the Board to implement unprecedented measures including declaring a water
emergency, imposing water allocations and participating in the emergency seawater
He directed many improvements to the Districts
infrastructure. Among the most notable: construction of two new treatment plants,
improvements to Juncal Dam and initiation of major upgrades to the Districts
pipelines, pumps and other infrastructure.
Chuck has accepted a part-time position as manager of the
Cachuma Conservation Release Board.
Fred Adjarian arrives with experience as a general manager
over the past 10 years at a water agency in San Diego County, where he also directed its
local fire agency. Previously, he worked with a variety of water related organizations in
California. He holds a masters degree with honors in public administration.
Freds extensive water service has involved service on a number
of water industry organizations, including an important four-year gubernatorial
appointment to a Regional Water Quality Control Board. He and his wife Cathy are
relocating from Fallbrook, California.