Apple Valley Ranchos Water Co. Announces Carol Thomas-Keefer as Superintendent of Operations


By Staff Reports

(Apple Valley) — Apple Valley Ranchos Water Co. announced that Carol Thomas-Keefer was named Superintendent of Operations.

Thomas-Keefer will oversee the activities of the water production and distribution departments, including field service, maintenance and water quality.

“Apple Valley Rancho’s is fortunate to attract someone with Carol’s ability and experiences,” said Tony Penna, vice president and general manager at Apple Valley Ranchos Water Co. “Carol is well known and respected throughout California’s water community and we look forward to the immediate positive impact to continue to provide safe reliable water service.”

With nearly 30 years of water industry experience, Thomas-Keefer most recently served as Operations Manager for California American Water’s Los Angeles County District where she was responsible for all aspects of water service to the district’s 28,000 customers.  Prior to that, she was the Executive Officer of the Main San Gabriel Basin Watermaster, managing groundwater resources and water rights in the San Gabriel Valley area of Los Angeles County.  During her tenure with the Watermaster, Thomas-Keefer was instrumental in developing and implementing a landmark public-private agreement for the cleanup of wide-spread groundwater contamination in the San Gabriel Basin’s Baldwin Park Operable Unit Superfund site.

Carol holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cal Poly, Pomona, and lives in Oak Hills with her husband, Randy Keefer.

About Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company

Apple Valley Ranchos Water Co. delivers reliable, quality water service to about 63,000 people, in the Town of Apple Valley and parts of San Bernardino County.  Ranchos Water is a subsidiary of Park Water Co., based in Los Angeles County, which provides contracted and regulated water utility services.  In addition to Ranchos Water, Park Water owns Mountain Water Co. serving Missoula, Montana.  Park Water and its subsidiaries provide safe, reliable drinking water service to approximately 300,000 people.  Additional information about Ranchos Water can be found by visiting and

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