West County Wastewater is an award-winning wastewater treatment and resource recovery agency that collects and treats wastewater for reuse, while protecting public health and the environment. We operate a 12.5 million gallons per day wastewater treatment plant and maintain 249 miles of sanitary sewer collection lines, 17 lift stations and six miles of pressure force mains.

WCW is transforming into a modern organization that is focused on customer service, public engagement, effective problem-solving and collaboration – meeting the future with a fresh perspective and cutting-edge approach. Building a strong internal team is a top priority, including redefining our hiring process to help us meet those goals. We are dedicated to professional development and an open, supportive atmosphere. Our employees are highly motivated, results-driven individuals who thrive on strategic thinking, innovation, teamwork and personal accountability ­– and who have a passion for the environment and the community we serve.

WCW’S administrative office and Water Quality and Resource Recovery Plant are located in Richmond, CA, several miles from one another. Right now, many employees are working remotely as we put new practices into place amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For those working in the field or at our plant, we follow strict safety guidelines to protect our team.


WCW does not accept paper applications. Please apply online. If you do not have access to a personal computer, please visit your local library or employment assistance office.

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Information regarding WCW employee agreements, memorandums of understanding (MOUs), wage schedules, and wage and benefit information is available by viewing the documents and links provided below.


WCW annually reports wage and benefit information to the California State Controller, as required by California Government Code 53908. Use the link below to look up WCW’s reported annual compensation by job title.