Operations

Tai tseng
director of Operations

Tai Tseng is the Director of Operations for the Long Beach Water Department, where he has been employed since 2003. He reports directly to the Department's General Manager.

Mr. Tseng is responsible for the operations of the Department’s Operations Bureau, which includes the groundwater treatment plant, water quality laboratory, water services (potable and reclaimed), sewer services, security and emergency preparedness, telemetry and the warehouse.   

Mr. Tseng joined the Long Beach Water Department in 2003 as a Senior Engineer, implementing research initiatives in seawater desalination and other special projects.  In 2004, he was promoted to Water Treatment Superintendent, where he was responsible for the operations of the 62.5 million gallons per day groundwater treatment plant as well as the country’s largest seawater desalination research facility. He also oversaw contract operations of the Water Replenishment District’s Leo Vander Lans Advanced Water Treatment Facility.  

Prior to joining the Long Beach Water Department, Mr. Tseng worked in the private sector, consulting in the area of water, storm water and sewer design and drinking water regulatory compliance.  

Mr. Tseng was the past grand prize recipient of American Society of Civil Engineer (ASCE) outstanding national student research award (undergraduate and graduate) and has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings.  Mr. Tseng earned his B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is a registered Professional Civil Engineer and a Certified T5 Operator in the State of California.