Wastewater treatment plant expansion project delivered ON schedule and UNDER budget
The EchoWater Project, one of the largest public works projects in the Sacramento region’s history, takes wastewater treatment to a whole new level.
Confluence Regional Partnership Grant Program
This grant program is designed to help fund projects that assist the community and advance our mission, vision, values, and goals. We are interested in your ideas and efforts that advance environmental, educational, and economic vitality in the Sacramento region. Learn more!
Experience Our New Interactive Virtual Tour of the Treatment Plant!
Our new virtual tour of the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant provides a uniquely interactive experience that walks you through the various stages of the wastewater treatment process. Take a look!
Critical Recycled Water Project Now Complete
In collaboration with SMUD and the City of Sacramento, Regional San has completed a project that provides a million gallons of recycled water each day to the Sacramento Power Authority Cogeneration Plant in south Sacramento.
South County Ag Is Now Harvest Water!
Harvest Water is the new brand name for the South County Ag program. By recycling wastewater, Harvest Water will bring a new water supply for agriculture, irrigation, and other beneficial uses for the farming economy and the environment.
Regional San Recognized as a Utility of the Future Today
At Regional San, we take seriously our commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability. We were recently honored as a Utility of the Future Today—an international program aimed at recognizing forward-thinking utilities that recover resources from
2020 Treatment Plant Tours –
Sign Up Today!
Regional San offers FREE behind-the-scenes tours of the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant, where you can learn first-hand where your wastewater goes, how it’s cleaned, and what parts of it are recycled. You’ll also receive the latest updates on one of the largest public works projects in our region—the EchoWater Project. Make your reservation today! (Too busy to take a full tour? Check out our Virtual Tour!)
Sacramento Region Gets Significant Boost to Increase Recycled Water Use
Efforts to increase recycled water use in the Sacramento region got a significant boost recently. The State Water Board approved our wastewater change petition, giving us the right to deliver our highly treated recycled water to agricultural and habitat conservation lands in southern Sacramento County.
Project AWE – Providing Educational Opportunities for the Sacramento Region
Project AWE is a collaborative effort between Regional San, the Elk Grove Unified School District, and other community partners. We offer educational opportunities at our historic dairy site for the community and K-12 students in the areas of Agriculture, Water, Energy, and the Environment.
$280.5 Million Allocated to Regional San to Expand Water Recycling
Regional San will receive $280.5 million in Proposition 1 grant funding to help make the South County Ag Program a reality for the Sacramento region. The South County Ag Program will deliver highly treated recycled water for agricultural irrigation in the southern portion of Sacramento County, reducing the need for groundwater pumping. Read more!
April 11 Board Meeting
Check out the agenda and materials for our upcoming Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, April 11, at 9:30 a.m. at 700 H Street in downtown Sacramento. For more information about our board, click here.
EchoWater Project Update Hits the Streets
The 2017 issue of the annual EchoWater Project newsletter has now been mailed to all Regional San customers. This issue focuses on the biological nutrient removal project, the project’s low-cost financing, and challenges faced and met during 2017. It also features a spotlight on the tertiary treatment facilities team and their role in optimizing project delivery. Look for it in your mailbox, or click the image above!
Open Trails Day This Saturday!
Join us this Saturday, October 14, anytime from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm to enjoy the Bufferlands at your own pace. More than five miles of trails will be marked and open to stroll around the wetlands, lakes, and riparian forests. Bring a camera and binoculars. There are plenty of birds to see this time of year, and many plants are beginning to show fall colors. A time of transition, waterfowl and other wintering birds are arriving while many others are migrating through. Mammal sightings could range from jack rabbits and deer to beavers and river otters.
Water you thinking?
We care about clean water. To share that message better with you, Regional San and the Water Research Foundation (WRF) want your thoughts and opinions about your water/wastewater services. What’s in it for you? By making your voice heard, you’ll be helping us engage our customers with more compelling and interesting communications. Just click here to take WRF’s short survey.
Twilight on the Bufferlands Tours
Don’t miss the opportunity to explore some of the Great Central Valley habitats at dusk on the Bufferlands. During these twilight tours, participants will have a chance to see beavers, river otters, muskrats, raccoons, owls, and more. The last tour of the summer is on September 20, so don’t miss out!
Come Out to Walk on the Wildside this Saturday, May 20!
Walk on the Wildside is this Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Bring your friends and family. The event and parking are FREE. As always, there will be cool educational exhibits, terrific entertainment, and fun hiking trails to explore. Click for details!
Proposed 5-Year Rate Increase Plan
Public Hearing on March 8, 2017
Regional San is informing customers of a proposed five-year rate increase to fund the EchoWater Project, a massive upgrade to our wastewater treatment plant being built to meet stringent new environmental regulations. Learn more about the proposed increases, upcoming informational meetings, and a public hearing on March 8, 2017, during which our Board of Directors will consider the rate increase plan.
Read the Latest EchoWater Newsletter
Check out the latest news about construction of one of the largest public works projects in the Sacramento region’s history—the EchoWater Project. This monumental Regional San project is a multi-year effort to implement State-required upgrades to our wastewater treatment plant in Elk Grove in order to remove ammonia from our discharge and add filtration and enhanced disinfection processes.
South County Ag Draft EIR
Regional San has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to address potential environmental effects of the South Sacramento County Agriculture & Habitat Lands Recycled Water Program (South County Ag Program). Comments on the Draft EIR are being accepted during a 45-day review period, which closes on Aug. 22.
Recycled Water Fill Station Open!
Regional San’s recycled water fill station is now open to help the Sacramento region conserve precious potable water supplies during the dry season. Residential and commercial customers can sign up to obtain safe recycled water for irrigating lawns, gardens, and landscaping, or for dust control or other permitted uses. To learn more and sign up for the FREE program, click here.