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Department of Water Supply - Staff

Manager-Chief Engineer: Keith Okamoto

Keith Okamoto was selected as the Department’s Manager-Chief Engineer by the Water Board, effective July 1, 2015.

He had previously served as Deputy since March 2012.

Okamoto joined the Department of Water Supply in December 1996. During his career he has held several positions within the Engineering Division: engineer in the Water Resources and Planning Branch; supervisor of the Water Quality Assurance and Control Branch; and served as the assistant Engineering Division head. 

Deputy: Kawika Uyehara

Kawika Uyehara was appointed as the Department’s Deputy by the Water Board, effective August 3, 2015. He previously served as the Water Quality Assurance and Control Branch Supervisor since March 2012.

Uyehara joined the Department of Water Supply in March 2007. During his career, at the Department, he has served as a civil engineer and supervisor for the Water Quality Assurance and Control Branch.