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Member Jack Kubota Wins San Diego Section’s “Denis Pollak Mentor of Many”
Most people plan to retire after a long career, but that was never a consideration for the San Diego Section’s 2020 “Denis Pollak Mentor of Many” award winner, Jack Kubota. At 92, Jack is still working part-time for a growing local engineering firm and mentoring colleagues of all ages on a bit of everything he...
CWEA Member, WEF Fellow Adel Hagekhalil Selected as MWD General Manager
CWEA member Adel Hagekhalil, a national water and infrastructure leader, will take the helm of the nation’s largest drinking water provider – the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California – following a vote Tuesday evening by the agency’s board of directors. The 38-member board approved Hagekhalil’s contract, making him the 14th general manager in the...
CWEA Members: Proud to be Wastewater Champions
Here’s how to show you’re proud to be a CWEA member, to work in wastewater and receive a contest entry. Watch for the dark blue CWEA brochure “CWEA is Dedicated to You” arriving in the mail. Be sure to open that mailer up, free stickers are inside! Place your sticker on your hardhat, laptop or...
Las Gallinas Completes Major Upgrade, Increasing Recycled Water Production to 5 MGD
The Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District is excited to announce a significant milestone in its multi-year, $64 million Secondary Treatment Plant Upgrade and Recycled Water Expansion Project. Phase 1 of the project has been completed as of this week. A key element of Phase 1 is the expansion of the plant’s recycled water facility, to...
Implementation of SB 1383, California’s New Regulations for Food Waste, Biosolids
Objectives SB 1383, signed into law in September 2016, requires a 40% reduction in methane emissions in California by 2030 below the levels emitted in 2013. In order to achieve the methane emission reductions, the legislation further requires a 75% diversion of organics (including biosolids) from landfills by 2025, using 2014 levels as the baseline....
Goleta Sanitary Begins Turning Organic Waste Into Energy
Many wastewater plants in California are being besieged with issues which have put stresses on a once traditional industry sector. The days of treating water with proven methods in a fairly stable and static environment are long gone and may never return again. The economic crises of the last decade caused a shuttering of businesses...