GM Announcement:

Dear Incline Village & Crystal Bay Community Members:

I am announcing the resignation of Joe Pomroy, Director of Public Works, effective October 2, 2020. Joe has served the Incline Village General Improvement District for the past 18 years with dedication and commitment; he joined the IVGID team in 2002 as Senior Engineer. Then, in 2004, he served as the Interim Engineering Manager. In 2007, Joe took on the role of the Interim Director of Public Works then was officially promoted to the Director of Public Works later that same year. Joe also served as Interim General Manager after former District General Manager Bill Horn left the District.

A message from Joe Pomroy:

“My guiding principal as the Director of Public Works at IVGID since being promoted in 2007 has been to provide reliable, safe and affordable water and wastewater services for all customers through the team at Public Works.  Over the course of my career at the District, Public Works has developed a condition assessment and capital prioritization program for aging infrastructure and to improve reliability and protect the environment.  We have managed the replacement of nearly 15 miles of the community’s aging water mains to increase flows, improve fire protection and bring value to customers with new upgraded service lines sized for future upgrades and sprinkler systems. IVGID runs a proactive leak detection program to reduce non-revenue water and has automated reading systems in place to monitor progress and effectiveness. I have personally taken particular pride in improving the efficiency of the water and sewer operational departments. The implementation of a new asset management system led to consistent preventative maintenance practices, prioritization of work orders, and tracked costs to maintain assets.  This has been used to benchmark against other similar size utilities through AWWA to identify strengths and opportunities and set future direction of improvements. Water quality and meeting wastewater permit requirements has been a top priority and IVGID’s record has been outstanding in both areas.  On the water side, the District consistently stays well below Federal lead and copper requirements with an effective corrosion control program, controls bacteria and viruses in raw water with ozone gas and UV light, and maintains water quality in the water system with managing the age of the water and addition of chlorine. The District received, along with the member Agencies of TWSA, the 2020 Exemplary Source Water Protection Award from the American Water Works Association for North American Water systems.

The reason I enjoy getting up each day to go to work is to solve problems, work with a strong team, provide better service and build a utility for the next generation. Thank you to the IVGID staff and the community for all of the support over the years.”

As IVGID’s District General Manager and, on behalf of all of us at IVGID, we wish Joe the best of luck on his next professional chapter.

Thank you, Joe, for your 18 years of dedication and service.

Indra Winquest

IVGID District General Manager