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West Bay Wins CWEA State Award of Excellence Published 2021-06-15

West Bay Sanitary District Wins
CWEA State Award of Excellence 

The West Bay Sanitary District has been awarded the California Water Environment Association’s (CWEA) highest award – Collections System of the Year. CWEA President-Elect Arvind Akela recently made the announcement at a District Board meeting congratulating the District on leading the way in the protection and enhancement of the water environment. “I am happy to announce that West Bay Sanitary District has been performing outstanding work,” said Mr. Akela. “With zero overflows, West Bay Sanitary District has demonstrated its excellence in this category and I congratulate all of the staff for doing extraordinary work in protecting public health and the environment and the District Board for supporting the staff’s great work.”

District Manager Sergio Ramirez describes the award, “The Collection System of the Year award is given in recognition of the outstanding maintenance programs, regulatory compliance, safety and training procedures. Congratulations, this is truly a TEAM effort!”

West Bay Board President Fran Dehn said, “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to extend my congratulations to everyone at West Bay. We are very proud of our staff. It’s always rewarding when those outside the organization recognize the value, dedication, and professionalism that each District employee brings to the team. Congratulations to all on this award.”

West Bay Sanitary District provides wastewater collection and conveyance services to the City of Menlo Park, Atherton, and Portola Valley, and areas of East Palo Alto, Woodside and unincorporated San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. The District conveys raw wastewater, via the Menlo Park Pump Station and force main, to Silicon Valley Clean Water (SVCW) for treatment and discharge to the San Francisco Bay. The District also owns and operates a Recycled Water Treatment Plant in Sharon Heights.

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