SDI Presence Selected to Develop IT Master Plan For West Basin Municipal Water District

Firm Adds to Client Portfolio that Includes Over 80 Municipal IT Assessments and Strategic Plans Delivered Throughout California

SACRAMENTO, May 6, 2018 – IT consultancy and managed services provider (MSP) SDI Presence LLC (SDI) announces that it has been selected to develop an IT Master Plan that addresses technology use across the West Basin Municipal Water District organization.  The project will deliver a comprehensive, five-year roadmap for technology implementation and support, along with complimentary processes and tools to ensure that the Plan remains in alignment with the District’s changing priorities in the future.

West Basin Municipal Water District is a wholesale water agency that provides imported drinking water to 17 cities and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County throughout its 185 square mile service area. An innovative public agency, West Basin is a recognized leader in the production of recycled water, conservation and education programs.

“The SDI Team is thrilled to work with the West Basin team to establish an IT Plan that strategically leverages technology throughout its business,” said Terry Hackelman, SDI Senior Vice President. “This IT planning initiative is demonstrative of the District’s financial discipline and forethought in its use of technology. The effort will ensure that IT priorities and funding are aligned with the District’s business goals and objectives.”

West Basin sought out a qualified consultant to deliver a technology master plan to assess the current environment, and to develop and articulate a vision for the effective use of technology to support the work of West Basin. The IT Master Plan will assess existing District IT initiatives, systems, and infrastructure; and identify opportunities for improvements and enhancements. The final plan will include cost estimates and timelines for implementation of the plan and establish an IT governance framework to ensure timely IT decisions and alignment with changing business and operational needs.  SDI was selected based on evaluation criteria that included the firm’s past performance, capabilities, and a comprehensive technical approach that addresses both technical and non-technical stakeholders.

The vendor-independent SDI Presence team includes former CFOs, CIOs and City Managers with long resumes of municipal leadership and organizational transformation. Leveraging 20 years of corporate experience with municipal business processes and their associated workflows, SDI offers significant subject matter expertise in government IT assessments and strategic planning, and leading financial/ERP systems, asset management, land management, and utility billing solutions. SDI’s West Coast presence has grown with its 2017 acquisition of Sacramento-based NexLevel, to become the chosen IT management consultancy and client-advocate for over 145 West Coast state, county, and local government agencies and utilities.

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About West Basin Municipal Water District
West Basin is a public agency that provides imported drinking water and recycled water to 17 cities and nearly one million people in the coastal Los Angeles area. West Basin is a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. West Basin is committed to providing its customers and communities with water reliability, water quality, sound financial and resource management, customer service and environmental stewardship. To learn more about West Basin please visit

About SDI (SDI Presence LLC)
SDI Presence LLC is an IT managed services provider (MSP) and consultancy that leverages its strong team presence to advance our clients to a secure digital enterprise. With a 20-year corporate resume, SDI delivers strategic managed services, IT consulting, and hybrid infrastructure solutions to optimize our clients’ technology environments. SDI is a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), with a portfolio of clients that includes some of the nation’s largest airports, utilities, commercial real estate portfolios, and government agencies. Visit us at and connect with us on Twitter and Instagram.

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