Anselmo G. Collins is the Senior Assistant General Manager of the Water System for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). As one of the largest and most complex municipal water systems in the world, the Los Angeles Water System has an annual operating budget of $1.5 billion and serves high quality drinking water to over 4 million people in a 472 square-mile area. Mr. Collins leads an organization of more than 2,400 employees. Mr. Collins has over 30 years of experience with LADWP. His experience has been both in engineering and managerial capacities involving planning, designing, construction, project management, construction management, procurement, operations, and maintenance.
Mr. Collins most recently served as Director of the Water Operations Division where he was responsible for Water System operations and maintenance activities of water transmission and treatment facilities in the Metropolitan-Los Angeles Area, as well as those of the Los Angeles Aqueduct system. Mr. Collins also oversaw the Owens Lake Dust Mitigation Program and managed Water System’s property issues and real estate holdings.
Previously, Mr. Collins served as Assistant Director of Water Operations Division. Before joining Water Operations Division, he was the Assistant Director of Water Engineering and Technical Services Division, and Acting Director of Supply Chain Services.
Mr. Collins received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from California State University Northridge and a Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University. Mr. Collins is a registered Civil Engineer in the State of California.
As Senior Assistant General Manager of the Water System, Mr. Collins follows in a long line of successful and accomplished professionals, including Mr. William Mullholland and others who built the water system that reliably delivers water today to over four million Angelenos. He has the responsibility for serving as leader and steward of the vast system that LADWP operates to provide water service to our City.