Eric Averett is the General Manager of Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District, a position held since 2008. Prior to this, Eric served 7 years as the District Manager for Improvement District No. 4 of the Kern County Water Agency. Since 1991, Eric has been involved in evaluating and resolving the water supply and quality challenges facing Kern County. Eric also serves the Kern water community as the Board President of the Kern River Watershed Coalition Authority, Board member of the Water Association of Kern County, Board member of the McAllister Ranch Irrigation District, Board member for the Association of California Water Agencies (Region 7) and Manager of the Kern Groundwater Authority. Recently, he has been tasked with leading several local efforts to organize and unite Kern County’s water interests to more effectively address regulatory issues related to water supply and quality.
Eric holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Resource Management from California State University Bakersfield. Eric has been an adjunct professor for the Kern Community and Taft Community College systems since 1999 where he teaches classes on physical and chemical processes in water treatment. He also teaches water related courses throughout California and Nevada for the American Water Works Association. Eric is certified as a Treatment and Distribution Operator with the State of California at the T5/D5 level.
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