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Arthur Bruington
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Birth: 1927
Death: Feb. 3, 2007

Arthur Bruington, age 79, was a water resources engineer, whose career was dedicated to conserving and improving water supplies for the Southern California region. Bruington was born in Santa Monica, CA to Evelyn Hotchkiss and Paul Bruington. He attended schools in Redlands and Santa Barbara before attending Wilson High School in Los Angeles and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, where he received Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Civil Engineering. He spent 30 years with the Los Angeles County Flood Control District, the last nine of which as its CEO. After Proposition 13 in 1978 took away 80% of the agencies revenue, he led the successful, state-wide effort by flood control agencies to obtain temporary funding from the State and regain a reasonable local base of revenue for the long term. Later, he served for eight years as the General Manager of the Irvine Ranch Water district, which had established the first successful, large-scale community wastewater recycling program. He finished his working career as a consultant on projects to increase the reliabilty of water supplies in Southern California. He was particularly active in the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Public Works Association, having served as President of the local sections of both organizations. For ASCE, he also served as a member of the National Board of Directors, and as National Vice President. In the late 1960s, he served four years on the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region. Recently, he served as treasurer of the Irvine Historical Society, and on the Board of Directors of the Urban Water Institute, which works to assure reliable imported water supplies for Southern California. He is survived by his wife, Louise; children, Bobbe Haley of Lake Tapps, Washington, Brad Bruington of Mission Viejo, and Becky Stanford of Dallas, Texas, and seven grandchildren. He passed away on Saturday, Feb 3, 2007 of natural causes. No services are planned. (Published in the Orange County Register on Feb 11, 2007)
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Record added: Feb 11, 2007
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Arthur Bruington
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