LABS Training Features Wastewater Utilities Affected by Hurricane Katrina

By Wendy Wert, Sewer Leaks Editor  On May 22, the Los Angeles Basin Section (LABS) of California Water Environment Association (CWEA) hosted a training meeting at TAIX Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. The featured speaker at the event, James Clark Continue reading

West Basin Reclamation Plant Featured on Water Online

West Basin’s water reclamation plant is featured today in a case study on the website Water Online. Money quote:  The facility produces six customized “designer” classes of water… including irrigation for parks and golf courses, seawater barrier injection, make-up water Continue reading

Mayor Villaraigosa Announces Major Water Conservation Efforts, Puts Water Recycling Back on the Table

    The Mayor, City officials and DWP’s leader announced on Thursday major efforts to conserve water and begin planning for projects which can help increase supplies. This includes putting recycling wastewater back on the City’s agenda – a story Continue reading

Union Pacific Railroad Pays $400,000 Federal Fine for LA River Wastewater Spills

According to the AP: “Union Pacific Corp. agreed to pay $400,000 and admit violating federal environmental laws to settle a California case.” The story says two wastewater spills (a total of 350 gallons) occured at the railroad’s Taylor maintenance yard Continue reading

May 8th: Security & Disaster Preparedness, A 1-Day CWEA Seminar in Whittier

On May 8th CWEA is hosting a one-day Specialty Conference in Whittier titled “Security and Disaster Preparedness: Key Components of a comprehensive Business Continuity Program Plan.” Join experts Don Boland – California Office of Emergency Services; Rick Jones – LA Continue reading

The Climate Driven World and Wastewater Treatment

 by Wendy Wert Sewer Leaks editor On February 28, 2008 the Los Angeles Basin Section (LABS) of California Water Environment Association (CWEA) hosted a training event titled “Wastewater Treatment in Tomorrow’s Climate Driven World: The California Perspective”. The session was Continue reading