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.
In 2018, Waterman was acquired by McWane, Inc. At the McWane Family of Companies, we are the leader in delivering clean, safe drinking water around the world while focusing on the safe, environmentally-friendly manufacturing of our products. McWane, Inc. employs more than 6,000 team members and has a longstanding commitment of support to the communities where we live and work.
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.
Don Appling 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.