Welcome to Waterman

Waterman is a recognized leader in water control products for water treatment, wastewater, high-volume agricultural and rural surface water delivery, hydro-power, and flood control management.

We are a leading provider of water control gates, valves, automated controls and accessories to these markets and key customers such as government agencies (water districts, utilities, flood control districts) and agricultural water users (growers, cooperatives).

Waterman has one of the industry’s largest manufacturing operations where we fabricate, machine, and test our water control products. Led by managers trained in the latest quality systems, we carefully monitor all of our processes to ensure quality at each step of design and construction.

We work hard to achieve performance that sets a standard of excellence and to build relationships with our customers that endure; not just because it’s good business, but because it’s the right thing to do.

Waterman’s Exeter, California Headquarters

Our Legacy

The company was founded by W.A. Waterman in 1912 as a fabricator of metal components for the growing California Central Valley agricultural markets. Waterman’s purchase of the Red Top line in the early 1930’s gave the company a leading position in both agricultural water distribution and on-farm water management products.

Herrick Waterman became company President in 1953, and rapidly expanded the company into production of large and complex sluice gates, slide gates and radial gates for water projects throughout the Western United States. A new plant was opened in 1963 to support growth which led to projects worldwide. The company remains one of North America’s leading suppliers of gates for municipal water treatment and rural water distribution systems.

Herrick Waterman

Herrick Waterman