TEMECULA, CA

Matt Rodrigues

PE

“Water shapes our natural environment and its characteristics influence the health of those along its path. I am driven by any opportunity I have to protect and improve the role of water in our world.”

Matt Rodrigues

OFF THE CLOCK

  • MOUNTAIN BIKING
  • BACKPACKING
  • BASKETBALL

Matt is a Professional Engineer with an emphasis in wastewater treatment processes.

Matt’s seven years of experience includes design of wastewater treatment processes, hydraulic modeling and calibration of water distribution systems, optimization of pumping stations, evaluation of wastewater treatment system capacity and treatment performance, water and wastewater master planning, and high-rate pond pilot plant construction. Matt has spent considerable time managing pilot plant operations at wastewater reclamation facilities, allowing him to apply hands-on engineering to unexpected process interruptions and develop effective operational methods for wastewater facilities.

On a personal note

My postgraduate studies pertaining to wastewater treatment, energy recovery, and biological nutrient removal provided me with an unyielding appreciation for the treatment and reuse methods engineers have developed over the years. I visualize wastewater and drinking water treatment plants as puzzles with endless configurations, ultimately perceived as a process with personality. Ample effort is put forth in the development of cost-effective water management plans to harvest, distribute, recapture and treat the water we demand—all the while, considering the natural order of the environment and potential energy recovery of the system. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to contribute to such efforts.

My goal is to provide effective and reliable solutions for the problems our clients face while continuing to increase my value as an engineer and a WSC teammate. If I am not in the office working toward my goal, I am likely backpacking, mountain biking, shooting hoops or planning the next outdoor adventure with my family.

AREA OF EXPERTISE

Wastewater treatment design

Water and wastewater facility planning

Water and wastewater treatment evaluations

Hydraulic modeling

Wastewater treatment operations support

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS

Professional Engineer – Civil, California, No. 84311

EDUCATION

MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

MS, Engineering Management, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

BS, Environmental Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA