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Press Room

This section includes media contact information and recent press releases. Members of the press may direct inquiries about Regional San to the contacts listed at right.

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Regional San Recognized Internationally as a “Utility of the Future Today”
Honor denotes innovative and sustainable utility management practices

A partnership of noted water sector organizations—the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, the Water Environment Federation, the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation, and the WateReuse Association—with input from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency—have selected Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District as a recipient of the inaugural “Utility of the Future (UOTF) Today” recognition. The recognition program celebrates the exceptional performance of wastewater utilities while supporting the adoption of the innovative UOTF business model.

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Regional San to Re-Open Recycled Water Fill Station for 2016
Offering free, sustainable recycled water for residential and commercial users

Elk Grove, CA – On May 10, 2016, Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (Regional San) will re-open its Recycled Water Fill Station for the 2016 season. The fill station, located at the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in Elk Grove, offers residential and commercial users free, environmentally responsible, and safe recycled water to irrigate lawns, gardens, and landscaping, or for dust control or other permitted uses.

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Free Tours Offered at the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant
Fascinating “behind the scenes” glimpse into sophisticated facility operations

Sacramento, CA – Free tours of the massive Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant will be offered on specific Thursdays and Saturdays between April and October 2016.

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Regional San Opens Recycled Water Fill Station
New fill station to offer free, recycled water for residential and commercial users

Sacramento, CA – Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (Regional San) opened a Recycled Water Fill Station at the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in Elk Grove today. Residential and commercial users have the opportunity to get a free, environmentally responsible and safe water supply to irrigate lawns, gardens, and landscaping, or for dust control or other permitted uses.

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Regional San to Open Recycled Water Fill Station
New fill station to offer free, recycled water for residential and commercial users

Sacramento, CA – On September 30, 2015, Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (Regional San) will open a Recycled Water Fill Station at the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in Elk Grove. Regional San will offer residential and commercial users the opportunity to get a free, environmentally responsible and safe water supply to irrigate lawns, gardens, and landscaping, or for dust control or other permitted uses.

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Regional San’s EchoWater Project OK’d for $1.6 Billion in Low-Interest Financing
Clean Water State Revolving Funds will save region more than a half billion dollars in interest costs

Sacramento — On April 7, 2015, one of the largest public works projects in the history of Sacramento County was approved to receive nearly $1.6 billion in low-interest financing from the State of California’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund. The approximately $2 billion “EchoWater Project” – a massive upgrade to the region’s wastewater treatment plant in Elk Grove – will be constructed over the next eight years to comply with stringent new requirements issued by the State in 2010.

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Open House to Discuss Wastewater Treatment Upgrade & Traffic Impacts
EchoWater construction project set to begin this spring

Sacramento — An open house to discuss the upcoming construction and related traffic impacts from mandated upgrades to the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant in Elk Grove will be held on Thursday, April 9, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Laguna Town Hall, Classroom #2, 3020 Renwick Avenue, Elk Grove.

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Regional San Prepared to Fight “ESA Take” Lawsuit
Suit based on unfounded and questionable rationale; serves no environmental benefit

Sacramento — Less than five months after Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District’s formal approval of new wastewater treatment plant upgrades, the Center for Environmental Science, Accuracy and Reliability (CESAR) filed a “citizen suit” under the federal Endangered Species Act claiming that the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant’s current ammonia discharge causes unauthorized “take” of Delta smelt, a species listed as threatened under the ESA.

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Congresswoman Matsui Introduces Legislation to Support Water Recycling Efforts
Legislation would help Sacramento region expand water recycling for agricultural irrigation and habitat lands needs

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-06) has introduced legislation that would help the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District (Regional San) to expand its water recycling programs by making a portion of its recycled water available for environmental and agricultural supply needs. Congressmen John Garamendi (CA-03) and Ami Bera (CA-07) are co-sponsors of this legislation. The legislation authored by Congresswoman Matsui would help increase Regional San’s wastewater recycling programs for habitat and agricultural purposes in southern Sacramento County.

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Local Agencies Partner to Develop Major New Recycled Water Project in Sacramento
Will Replace Use of Valuable Drinking Water for Cogeneration Cooling Towers

Sacramento, CA – Under a unique local collaboration, hundreds of millions of gallons of drinking water will be preserved annually — replaced with recycled water at a local power cogeneration facility and nearby landscape irrigation areas in South Sacramento. The project, sponsored by Regional San in collaboration with the Sacramento Power Authority (SPA) and the City of Sacramento, will initially deliver recycled water via a six-mile pipeline from the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant’s water recycling facility in Elk Grove to a SPA cogeneration facility near Franklin Blvd.

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