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West County Wastewater (WCW) is devoted to the community we serve – protecting both public health and our natural surroundings. With that responsibility comes our dedication to keeping residents informed about what’s happening with wastewater at WCW and in the region.

Whether it is FOG (fats, oils, grease) and wipes education or describing the wastewater treatment process, WCW educates the community about wastewater and the value of wastewater service. We offer a variety of educational opportunities, such as Water Quality and Resource Recovery Plant tours, public presentations and school visits, on-site business pollution prevention support, and involvement at community events.

At WCW, we believe our role in the community goes beyond providing wastewater service and into supporting and nurturing strong, diverse and vibrant neighborhoods. Keep reading to discover more about WCW, learn about our role in the community, find out about current construction projects and get connected with student and community engagement opportunities.

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A little, feel-good, furry Friday post!

Our compassionate staff at West County Wastewater's Plant rescued these two, little racoons who were stuck in a dumpster.

Our crews fashioned a ramp out of boards and lowered it into the dumpster so the racoons could get out safely! #FeelGoodFriday #racoons #westcountywastewater #RichmondCA #weloveanimals

West County Wastewater District

West County Wastewater District

Today, West County Wastewater is recognizing International Day of Persons with Disabilities. We honor the leadership and participation of persons with disabilities and continue on the path towards an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID19 world. #allthesame #weareallwelcome #westcountywastewater ❤💧🌎

West County Wastewater District

West County Wastewater District

Just released!! Check out the very latest in our video series “What Not To Flush” to learn about why flushing wipes – and other items – is NOT a good idea!
Watch the second episode below and see how the story ends at https://bit.ly/3lt7igl #WhatNotToFlush #westcountywastewater #cleanandgreen ❤💧

West County Wastewater District

West County Wastewater District

Last month, West County Wastewater Board of Directors signed a proclamation to honor today, December 1, as World Aids Day and encourages all our neighbors, employees and community members to join together and honor this day. #WorldAIDSDay #WCW #loveislove 💧❤🌎

West County Wastewater District

West County Wastewater District

Don't miss the next Special Finance & Administration Committee meeting this Monday, November 29th at 12:00 p.m. Check out the agenda at https://wcwd.civicweb.net/filepro/documents/4521?preview=6098Don't forget to hit the subscribe button to be notified of the next meeting!

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West County Wastewater District

West County Wastewater District

Don't be left in a FOG on Thursday! 🍽

With Thanksgiving🍂 coming up this week, WCW reminds you to avoid putting Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG!) down your kitchen drains. Don't create a plumbing problem that could inconvenience your holiday! at https://bit.ly/3r2Aa2y #westcountywastewater 💧

West County Wastewater is here for you 24/7
For sewer emergencies, ☎️please call (510) 222-6700, option 1

West County Wastewater District

West County Wastewater District

Yesterday, California State Water Resources Control Board presented West County Wastewater, other California wastewater utilities and research institutions with a Resolution recognizing their contribution in monitoring #COVID19 in wastewater.

The resolution praises these organizations for “quickly demonstrating international leadership in advancing a new approach to prevalence assessment: wastewater-based epidemiology to quantify trends in COVID-19.”

Wastewater-Based Epidemiology complements clinical testing and can detect the virus shed by both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals. It also helps yield information sooner than it takes to collate individual testing and hospitalization records.

WCW is committed to the safety and protection of our residents and the environment and is proud to have participated in this important work! 💧 UC Berkeley #health #research #RichmondCA #WCW

West County Wastewater District

West County Wastewater District

Don't miss the next WCW Board of Directors meeting this 📆Wednesday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. Go to https://bit.ly/31Y7Rrr to see the agenda and remember to sign up to receive meeting notifications so you don't miss a thing!

West County Wastewater District

West County Wastewater District

West County Wastewater District is proud to raise the Transgender pride flag for the next week in recognition of Transgender Awareness Week. ❤️💧

All are welcome here! #TransgenderAwarenessWeek #loveislove

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BOARD MEETINGS & AGENDAS

CURRENT PROJECTS

The WCW team is dedicated to reliable, high-quality service, which includes working to ensure our wastewater system functions properly. We inspect, maintain, upgrade, and construct the buildings, systems, and sewer lines that collect, treat, and dispose of wastewater. This includes maintaining and improving public sewer pipes, pumps, and mains in our community, as well as the systems at our Water Quality and Resource Recovery Plant.

CURRENT CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS
BID OPPORTUNITIES

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

WCW customers play a key role in our mission of protecting the environment and public health. That’s one of the many reasons we value community engagement, including providing information about the value of wastewater service and educating customers on how to help keep local neighborhoods, homes, parks, and natural surroundings safe.

You may interact with us at a community event, hear about us from your child after a school visit, see us inspecting public sewer lines, or meet us by taking a tour of our Water Quality and Resource Recovery Plant.

Schedule a plant tour! Call (510) 237-6603.
Tours are temporarily on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn about WCW’s role in wastewater services and how our treatment plant operates. Tours are available for interested residents, school classes, youth groups, businesses, or other organizations. To request a WCW classroom visit, presentation, or attendance at a community event, call (510) 237-6603.

STUDENT OUTREACH PROGRAM

Educating students about environmental responsibility, including water as a precious resource, is vital to protecting our future for generations to come. WCW’s Student Outreach program engages students at a young age through school classroom visits and tours of the Water Quality and Resource Recovery Plant. To schedule a classroom visit or a plant tour, contact the Water Quality and Resource Recovery Plant at (510) 237-6603. Bus transportation assistance may be available.

Classroom Connections

More than 1,000 local school children from grades four through seven participated our Student Outreach Program last year.

Smart about Sewage

How efficiently we treat and manage our wastewater plays a major role in achieving effective water resource management. Safe and responsible collection and treatment of wastewater protects our planet and our families now and for years to come. Use the resources below to help children learn how the wastewater process works and how it relates to protecting and preserving our water and the environment.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT FOR YOUNGSTERS
WASTEWATER TREATMENT PROCESS GRAPHIC

BAY AREA CONSORTIUM FOR WATER/WASTEWATER EDUCATION

As a society, we rely on skilled, experienced professionals to collect and distribute drinking water, treat wastewater safely and efficiently, test water quality in laboratories and help communities conserve water. Water and wastewater career options represent tremendous opportunities for people with many different backgrounds, talents, and skills. In partnership with the Bay Area Consortium for Water and Wastewater Education (BACWWE) and Solano Community College, WCW is proud to support local education of future water and wastewater professionals, as well as hire graduates from the program.

Wondering what it’s like to work in the water or wastewater world?

Operators at water or wastewater treatment plants make sure water meets strict environmental regulations. Employees in operations and maintenance departments keep water distribution systems and wastewater collection pipelines running smoothly. Others might work with state-of-the-art computer systems to control pumps and valves regulating the flow of millions of gallons of water, or in a laboratory testing samples, or the field using heavy equipment to dig trenches to repair pipelines.

The BACWWE program offers many different options, both in terms of entering the field (from entry level to management) and the type of work setting (treatment plants, offices, or outdoors). A career in the water or wastewater industry has many advantages, including:

  1. These local careers are here to stay because they are the types of careers that cannot be outsourced. There’s a need for these careers all over the world, so the skills can be applied at any location.
  2. There’s steady demand for these careers now and into the future, thanks to the continuing need for water-related expertise and the wave of retirements happening now and anticipated in the future.
  3. They address water conservation and sustainability, making them green careers.
  4. Careers in water and wastewater offer a range of competitive pay and benefits based on skill and provide stability.
LEARN MORE ABOUT BACWWE

CONTACT US

24-HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE
Please call (510) 222-6700, option 1

BUSINESS HOURS
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
(closed for lunch 12 p.m. -1 p.m.)

MAIN OFFICE
2910 Hilltop Drive, Richmond, CA 94806

Phone: (510) 222-6700 | Fax: (510) 222-3277

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PLANT
2377 Garden Tract Road, Richmond, CA 94801
Phone: (510) 237-6603 | Fax: (510) 233-5518

SEND US YOUR FEEDBACK

West County Wastewater, a publicly owned utility, is responsible for operating and maintaining public sanitary sewer mains in your area. WCW provides 24-hour emergency service within its service area when you experience problems with the sanitary sewer system. Your comments and suggestions for improvement are encouraged and welcomed. Your feedback will be used to improve the quality of service in the future.

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