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City of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly Win WEF Award for Collaboration
A long-running local program that benefits the San Luis Obispo community and Cal Poly science and engineering students received international recognition on Oct. 19. San Luis Obispo’s Sustainable Utilities Research and Education (SURE!) program, which is a partnership between City of San Luis Obispo’s Water Resource Recovery Facility and California Polytechnic State University, was awarded the Ralph Fuhrman Medal for Outstanding Water Quality Academic-Practice Collaboration at...
CWEA Member Value Report
CWEA is proud to share the accomplishments of CWEA members and the association. This member value report outlines the work CWEA is doing to support its members and empower wastewater professionals so they can protect and harness the potential of California’s most critical resource. View the new strategic plan here. FEATURED MEMBER NEWS Members Lead...
When Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) is Fats, Rocks, Oils, and Grease “(FROG)”
The East Bay Municipal Utility District’s (EBMUD) Main Wastewater Treatment Plant in Oakland, California, can operate at net-zero energy due to its anaerobic digestion of blended sludge. However, treating blending sludge comes with its challenges. Blended sludge (BSL) at EBMUD consists of high-strength and organic waste received from trucks. This organic waste generally consists of...
When Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) is Fats, Rocks, Oils, and Grease “(FROG)”
The East Bay Municipal Utility District’s (EBMUD) Main Wastewater Treatment Plant in Oakland, California, can operate at net-zero energy due to its anaerobic digestion of blended sludge. However, treating blending sludge comes with its challenges. Blended sludge (BSL) at EBMUD consists of high-strength and organic waste received from trucks. This organic waste generally consists of...
Member Nick Hansen Keeps Recycled Water Info Flowing with Acclaimed Website
By Roni Ghelke, CWEA Clean Water The year was 2014 and the general public was just beginning to take notice of the severity of California’s latest drought. After years of lackluster rainfall across the Golden State, reservoirs were half empty, leaving resource managers desperately seeking ways to save water. One water resource recovery facility in...
EPA’s Michael Regan Visits Bay Area, Announces Infrastructure Investments
  Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan joined Silicon Valley Clean Water Commission Chair Alicia Aguirre, Oro Loma Board President Rita Duncan, and other local officials to announce Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans totaling $168 million for water system upgrades in Redwood City and Alameda County, California. “Investing...