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David Payne

Ute Water Conservancy District
Representing: Local Government - West Slope
Board Term: 2022-2023

​ ​Dave Payne is the Assistant General Manager at Ute Water Conservancy District, the largest water provider on the west slope of Colorado. Dave has over 28 years of experience in the water treatment industry and has been with the Ute Water for 14 years. Dave is responsible for managing the operation of Ute Water’s 34 million-gallon-per-day conventional water treatment facility and utilization of their source water portfolio including the Plateau Creek and Colorado River systems. Dave has a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado Mesa University, is a certified Class A Water Works operator, an active member of Colorado Water Congress and the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and is a past recipient of the Rocky Mountain Section AWWA Ralph R. Leinhardt Operator of the Year award.