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.
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!)
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
As the EchoWater Project nears construction, contracting opportunities are being posted here. Over the next several years, contractors will be hired for a variety of treatment plant upgrade projects. The combined construction value of all projects is estimated at more than $1 billion.