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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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West County Wastewater District

West County Wastewater District

Community members can participate in West County Wastewater’s Board of Directors’ Committee Meetings. This month’s Finance & Administration Committee meeting takes place TODAY at noon. The Infrastructure, Operations & Environmental Committee meeting takes place tomorrow, April 13, at 10 a.m. Both meetings will take place via teleconference. View the agendas and call-in details at http://wcwdca.iqm2.com/Citizens.
#wcwboardmeeting #westcountywastewater

West County Wastewater District

West County Wastewater District

Tonight’s Board meeting will take place via teleconference call at 6:30 p.m. To observe the meeting, go to http://wcwdca.iqm2.com/Citizens. For additional details and to view the agenda, visit http://www.wcwd.org. #wcwboardmeeting #westcountywastewater

West County Wastewater District

West County Wastewater District

Help end sexual violence. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. SAAM Action Day encourages us to focus on stopping sexual assault, harassment, and abuse before they happen. Wear teal to signal your support to survivors. To learn more about the fight to end sexual violence, visit the National Sexual Violence Resource Center at http://www.nsvrc.org. #SAAMDayOfAction #westcountywastewater

West County Wastewater District

West County Wastewater District

Child abuse and neglect affect an estimated 700,000 children in the United States each year. Abuse has lifelong impacts on the mental and physical health of victims. West County Wastewater believes all children deserve a safe and supportive environment. We encourage the community to take time today and every day to develop loving and respectful relationships with our children. #NationalLoveOurChildrenDay #westcountywastewater

West County Wastewater District

West County Wastewater District

Join the West County Wastewater team! Do you know your way around geographic information systems (GIS) and have a strong data management background? Are you looking for a rewarding career with great pay and benefits, and the chance to give back to your community? Apply to be our next GIS Analyst! The application deadline is April 25, 2021. Learn more at http://www.wcwd.org/careers. #joinourteam #westcountywastewater

West County Wastewater District

West County Wastewater District

At WCW, we believe that sustaining safe, reliable wastewater service means investing in wastewater education and training programs. We are proud to support educational opportunities, offer an operator-in-training program and advocate for the advancement of women in the workforce. Learn more at http://www.wcwd.org/women-in-wastewater. #womeninwastewater #westcountywastewater

West County Wastewater District

West County Wastewater District

Are you a woman considering a profession in water or wastewater? WCW is dedicated to growing the number of women in the industry. We have increased our workforce of women, who currently fill seven leadership roles and three plant operator positions! Check out the types of careers available and learn more at http://www.wcwd.org/women-in-wastewater. #womeninwastewater #westcountywastewater

West County Wastewater District

West County Wastewater District

Meet WCW Board President Cheryl Sudduth! President Sudduth serves in many community leadership roles and is dedicated to clearing a path for other women and people of color. She’s passionate about racial and environmental justice, as well as speaking up against inequalities in the fight for inclusiveness. Learn more at http://www.wcwd.org/women-in-wastewater. #womeninwastewater #westcountywastewater

West County Wastewater District

West County Wastewater District

Did you know? If you sell your home, you need a certificate of sewer lateral compliance from West County Wastewater. This ensures the lateral is not defective and that the property meets all codes and ordinances. Learn more at http://www.wcwd.org/customers/residential/#sale-of-property.
#saleofproperty #westcountywastewater

West County Wastewater District

West County Wastewater District

As our community and country grapple with recent violent acts against Asian Americans, West County Wastewater urges the local community to join us in demanding the end of discrimination and in taking action to protect diversity and human rights. We are committed to inclusion and stand in solidarity with the Asian American community. Learn more at http://www.wcwd.org.

West County Wastewater District

West County Wastewater District

More than 1 billion people do not have access to clean water and 2.6 billion do not have access to basic sanitation services. WCW encourages the community to support sustainable management of water, including by conserving at home. Read the proclamation about the importance of protecting our water resources at http://www.wcwd.org. #WorldWaterDay #westcountywastewater

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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

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