Robin Hamers, CMSD District Engineer for the Costa Mesa Sanitary District (CMSD) for 37 years, passed away suddenly Jan. 9.
“We are shocked and deeply saddened by the loss of a close friend and the finest engineer in the wastewater profession,” said Board President Jim Ferryman.
Hamers joined CMSD in 1982 as an independent contractor. He served as engineer while concurrently running his own engineering business, Robin B. Hamers & Associates, Inc. From 1992 through 2009 he served as District Manager. By 2010, the District reorganized and named Hamers the District Engineer.
Hamers is responsible for designing and overseeing the construction of most of the District’s wastewater infrastructure, which includes 224 miles of pipeline, twenty lift stations and over 47,000 connections to single family and multi-family residences, as well as commercial and industrial properties.
“Rob’s passing is not only a big loss to CMSD, but a loss to the wastewater industry because he is highly respected by everyone in the profession,” said CMSD General Manager Scott Carroll.