Public Education

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      On behalf of the California Department of Community Services & Development (CSD), you are invited to attend an informational webinar regarding the disbursement of the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) funds. LIHWAP provides financial assistance to low-income Californians to help manage their residential water and wastewater utility costs. The federal LIHWAP funds are administered...

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        With opioid overdose deaths increasing during the pandemic, the Drug Enforcement Administration announces its 20th Take Back Day is scheduled for April 24th. At its last Take Back Day in October, DEA collected a record-high amount of expired, unwanted, and unused prescription medications, with the public turning in close to 500 tons of unwanted drugs....

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          The 2020 Pretreatment, Pollution Prevention and Stormwater conference set a new attendance record with 420 attendees. That is the second largest attendance record in the 2000s and the third largest since the conference began in the 1970s according to past P3S committee chairs. The conference was held at the Hilton Long Beach on January 27-29....

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            Article by UC Riverside… Get over it? When it comes to recycled water, consumers won’t UC Riverside study shows that, while people can come to appreciate recycled water’s benefits, they still don’t want to use it By J.D. WARREN, Director, News & Information, UC Riverside  If people are educated on recycled water, they may come...

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              Public outreach programs can reap multiple benefits for utilities and other public agencies, including community support for projects and utility rate increases; third-party credibility with community and policymakers; increased awareness among community members about project issues; lasting relationships with community leaders; and, in many cases, better decisions. An effective public outreach program takes effort and...

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                Flush with Possibilities With a new water purification plant, Santa Clara Valley Water District is driving water reuse to advance reliable, sustainable water supplies.  On a sunny afternoon last spring, four Silicon Valley leaders took large swigs of recycled water to show that it’s clean enough…well…to drink. And how does that filtered, decontaminated, and disinfected...

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                    As the problem of “flushable” wipes clogging sewer pipes and pumps gets worse – every sewer agency is on its own in developing a public outreach campaign to share with people exactly what they should and should not flush down the toilet. Clogged sewer lines were becoming a challenge for City of Santa Rosa crews, so their...