America’s Failing Water Infrastructure: There are Ways We Can Begin to Fix It

Jun 06

America’s Failing Water Infrastructure: There are Ways We Can Begin to Fix It

There are many variables threatening America’s water from pollution issues and aging infrastructure to raising costs and droughts and rainfall patterns as the climate changes. The U.S. used to be a leader when it came to water infrastructure and management. Now, the U.S. is lagging behind receiving D ratings for dams, drinking water and wastewater. It’s time to...

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Know your Sewer System- Prepare for a Disaster

Nov 09

Know your Sewer System- Prepare for a Disaster

When a natural disaster occurs, it’s important to know how to protect yourself and your belongings. It’s a good idea to know the basics in order to be safe and prepared.  Be sure to strap down your water heater so it meets safety codes. Consider hiring a professional plumber for this.  In California, when an earthquake strikes you’ll need to identify the...

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Sacramento Assesses Sewer Efficiency and Fees

Apr 15

Sacramento Assesses Sewer Efficiency and Fees

The city of Sacramento has been conducting financial assessments for several major sewer renovations, which will include a new water meter program.  Homeowners will experience rate changes, with the first taking effect this summer.  In addition to a bill increase, there will be an assistance program in place to help qualifying residents with their payments. The...

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Sacramento’s Clean Water Project

Nov 06

Sacramento’s Clean Water Project

Construction of the Sacramento Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade, also known as, the EchoWater Project, is expected to cost a total of $2 billion and will take place over eight years. Once completed, the wastewater discharges from the treatment plant will meet new state water quality requirements to reduce discharges of ammonia, nitrates and other...

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City of Millbrae Raises Sewer Rates

Aug 14

City of Millbrae Raises Sewer Rates

Residents of Millbrae will sustain an increase to their sewer bill.  Members of City council voted this week for the much needed raise, due to the cost of mandatory sewer infrastructure repairs.  This change is required, in part, due to an ever aging underground infrastructure, but mainly due to the City’s obligation to pay for water laden with bacteria that...

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