August 31, 2018– The Rowland Water District Board of Directors unanimously voted to name their new Reservoir Control System (RCS) building in memory of the late Marcos Aspeitia IV. Aspeitia died in September 2017, and had spent a quarter century with the District as a Water Systems Operator.

“The dedication Marcos had for his family, his community, and his work at Rowland Water District was unparalleled,” explains Tom Coleman, General Manager for Rowland Water District. “We wanted to find a way to honor Marcos’ remarkable years of service to the District, and to remember this kind and giving man who is missed by so many of us who worked with him and considered him part of our Rowland family.”

Aspeitia graduated from Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School in Montebello where he played football. In recent years, he helped to support fundraisers for the football program there. Aspeitia later attended East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park. He was a longtime referee for the Montebello Chapter of the American Youth Soccer Association (AYSO).  Aspeitia leaves behind a wife and two children.

The RCS building was completed in May of 2018 and is located at the District’s Granby Booster Station in Rowland Heights.  The first of four such buildings, the RCS building was built to house the treatment equipment which allows the District to control and maintain water quality at the Mac Heard reservoirs.  The building dedication to Marcos Aspeitia will read:

This Building is Dedicated In Honor of Marcos Aspeitia For 25 Years of Service with Rowland Water District. It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, and a day to love them, but it takes an entire lifetime to forget them.”

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