March 13, 2019 – Rowland Water District recently organized a special tribute to a beloved late employee. The District dedicated its new RCS building in memory of Marcos Aspeitia IV, who died in September 2017. He had spent a quarter century with the District as a Water Systems Operator. The ceremony took place on Saturday, February 23 among Marcos’ beloved family, close friends, and colleagues.
“Marcos was a terrific employee who touched so many of us. He was dedicated to his work with our District, but most importantly he was a wonderful family man with a true passion for life,” explains Rowland Water District General Manager Tom Coleman. “We wanted to find a proper way to honor his integrity and his many remarkable years of service to our valued customers, and we believe he would have been pleased with having his name associated with our RCS property.”
The RCS (Reservoir Control System) 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 reads:
“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.”
In addition to Coleman, several of Marcos’ coworkers spoke about his legacy including Crystal Rodriguez, Ryan White, Dusty Moisio and Sean Henry. Colleagues shared memories and stories about Marcos’ sense of humor, his commitment to the job and his family, and most importantly, the unique connections he made to everyone around him.
“It didn’t matter if you knew Marcos from work or church or the soccer field, he connected with everyone just as passionately and in the same friendly way” said coworker Dusty Moisio. “It was a joy to work with Marcos and to learn from him. We miss him every day and the RCS building is a great way to keep him in our memory.”
To learn more about Rowland Water District, call (562) 697-1726 or visit the District’s website at www.rowlandwater.com