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Costa Mesa resident to lead sanitary district

A Costa Mesa man on Monday was named the new president of the Costa Mesa Sanitary District.

Bob Ooten, who won election to his second term on the board of directors this fall, was previously serving as vice president. Ooten has worked in the wastewater industry for 40 years, mostly at the Orange County Sanitation District in the planning, designing and constructing of sewer systems. He is now retired from that district.

The Costa Mesa district provides sewer and solid waste collection services to 116,000 residents in Costa Mesa and parts of Newport Beach.

Mike Reicher