Handwashing is an important and effective way to combat diseases, especially COVID-19 transmission. Effective handwashing with soap can block pathogens from transferring to other people or surfaces. Be sure to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, but to help conserve water, turn off the tap while you scrub!
Keep money from going down the drain, and help conserve water at the same time! Check your toilet for leaks and repair them as needed during National Toilet Tank Repair Month. Here are some common issues:
🚽 Loose lever
🚽 Noisy when refilling
🚽 Fill valve won’t shut off
WCW encourages the community to join us in recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day today, October 11. Each year, the day celebrates the contributions, culture and resilience of Native communities and honors their past, present and future. Read the Board of Directors’ proclamation at http://www.wcwd.org. #IndigenousPeoplesDay #westcountywastewater
Community members are invited to participate in West County Wastewater’s Board of Directors committee meetings. This month’s schedule:
- Finance & Administration Committee meeting, tomorrow, October 11, at noon.
- Infrastructure, Operations & Environmental Committee meeting, October 12, at 10 a.m.
Are you putting your relationship on the rocks because you don’t know how to properly dispose of fats, oils and grease (FOG)? Learn to do it the right way and check out our “90 Day FOG Away” video series! Watch the second episode below and visit https://bit.ly/3lVTYjW to see how the drama ends! #90dayfogaway #westcountywastewater
It’s time to recognize the ongoing dedication and hard work of our team during Water Professionals Appreciation Week! At WCW, customer service is 24 hours a day, seven days a week! Thank you to our employees, who all play a critical role in protecting our community’s public health and the environment, including our precious water resources. #WaterProfessionalsAppreciationWeek #westcountywastewater
Exciting news! California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB818 late yesterday, a bill requiring all packaging for diaper wipes, cleaning wipes and cosmetic wipes to clearly display “DO NOT FLUSH” warnings. 🚽🚫
Also known as the WIPPES Act, West County Wastewater was one of many supporters of the bill. Wipes – even those labeled as flushable – clog pipes and cause backups and overflows, resulting in damage to homes, businesses, neighborhoods, sewer systems, wastewater treatment equipment, and the environment. Read the full story here: bwnews.pr/3DjOd6H and learn more about how to prevent overflows at http://www.wcwd.org/customers/sewer/#overflow-prevention.
Don’t forget to watch our video series about What Not to Flush at https://bit.ly/3lVTYjW!
Meet Tanya Williams, WCW Human Resources Analyst! Tanya’s role at WCW opened her eyes to the world of wastewater, environmental preservation and giving back to the community. Read her story and learn how WCW advances women in the workforce at http://www.wcwd.org/women-in-wastewater. #westcountywastewater #womeninwastewater
Are you interested in a career in water or wastewater? Join the first-ever California virtual water career fair on Thursday, October 7, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information and to register, visit cawater.jobs. Learn more about a career at West County Wastewater at wcwd.org/careers. #workforwater #WeAreCAWater #cawaterjobs #westcountywastewater