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Getting to Know More About Your CWEA 
President’s Message I am both humbled and excited to serve as the new President of CWEA. When I first joined the wastewater profession 13 years ago as an agency finance manager, I didn’t think I would be a member of CWEA, let alone be leading it. I am here because someone invited me to join,...
Student Success Story: One Water Career Journey
In 2020, Whittier College graduate Claudia A. Alvarez attended one of the WRD and West Basin career webinars and became interested in our sector. Claudia recently graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a  Master’s in Geographic Information Science. Now a proud member of the CWEA, she answered some questions for us: How did you...
Wastewater Pros Gather for Annual DAMS Event
  More than 100 wastewater professionals gathered in September for the annual DAMS Vendor Fair and Training at the historic San Moritz Lodge in Crestline. The event is put on by the Desert and Mountain Section of CWEA as a training event where staff from different agencies can earn CEU’s while learning about new advancements...
VVWRA Awarded $4 Million Dollar Grant
CalRecycle has awarded Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA) a nearly $4 million dollar grant for a new co-digestion and renewable natural gas project. The project will increase the amount of food waste treated at VVWRA while also increasing the amount of renewable natural gas (RNG) produced. The VVWRA project will include the installation of...
San Luis Obispo Water Resource Recovery Facility Wins Award
The San Luis Obispo Water Resource Recovery Facility (SLO WRRF), with research partners from the State University of New York and the SURE! program of California Polytechnic State University, recently accepted the California Association of Sanitary Agencies’ (CASA) award for Excellence in Innovation & Resiliency. The award was given to the SLO WRRF and partners for...
Redding’s Stillwater Treatment Facility Wins Small Plant of the Year
City of Redding Stillwater Wastewater Treatment Facility Population served:  29,000 Built 1992 / Major expansion 2014 Flow rates Average dry weather flow: 4 million gallons per day (MGD) Peak flow: 14.4 MGD TREATMENT PROCESS Conventional activated sludge Liquid treatment Screening; activated sludge treatment with secondary clarification, filtration, and chlorination/de-chlorination. Tertiary treatment by traveling bridge sand...

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