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California Water Environmental Agency presented Ironhouse Sanitary District’s Leon Laucirica with the agency's prestigious State award for "Collection System Person of the Year" at the District's Board meeting on Tuesday, April 20. Leon was also recognized by the California Water Environment Association- San Francisco Bay Section (CWEA-SFBS) for "Collection System Person of the Year" earlier this year. This award recognizes an individual for their innovation and excellence in collection systems maintenance.
Leon began his career at Ironhouse Sanitary District at the age of 19. In his 15-year career with the District, he has taken advantage of the opportunities available to expand his knowledge of wastewater collections, fabrication/welding, underground construction, and electrical work. Laucirica is driven to be successful, and as a journey-level employee, he has become a mentor to the District’s new hires.
When not working on regular sewer collection maintenance and upgrading outdated electrical components, Leon works on evaluating the condition of the District’s pumps, wet-wells, plumbing, and all other components associated with the District’s lift-stations.
“Leon’s ability to assess infrastructure and prioritize preventative maintenance prior to reactive or corrective maintenance is a great value to the District,” said Louis Solana, Ironhouse Sanitary District Collection Superintendent.
In an effort to further his career goals, Laucirica went back to school and in May of 2018 received his AS degree in management and supervision. At home, he spends time with his wife, Stacy, and his children Liam and Stella. Their family enjoys being outdoors and camping.