California Water Environment Association

California Water Environment Association CWEA works to enhance the effectiveness of water environment professionals and to benefit society by protecting and enhancing our water environment.

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"Working in this field is a team environment similar to what I experienced during my time in the Navy. There is a common...
10/08/2021

"Working in this field is a team environment similar to what I experienced during my time in the Navy. There is a common goal we as a team are trying to accomplish for the environment and the community we serve." - Joshua Oelrich, Deputy Manager of Maintenance, Inland Empire Utilities Agency

Thank you for your service, Joshua!

#VeteransInWater #ThankWaterPros #WorkForWater #CAWaterWeek https://www.cwea.org/news/ca-water-week-veterans-in-water-joshua-oelrich-ieua/

"Working in this field is a team environment similar to what I experienced during my time in the Navy. There is a common goal we as a team are trying to accomplish for the environment and the community we serve." - Joshua Oelrich, Deputy Manager of Maintenance, Inland Empire Utilities Agency

Thank you for your service, Joshua!

#VeteransInWater #ThankWaterPros #WorkForWater #CAWaterWeek https://www.cwea.org/news/ca-water-week-veterans-in-water-joshua-oelrich-ieua/

Thank you Wendy Wert for you dedication to the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts as a Senior Engineer and Faciliti...
10/08/2021

Thank you Wendy Wert for you dedication to
the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts as a Senior Engineer and Facilities Planner. She also sits as the current Past President of CWEA.

#WomenInWater #ThankWaterPros #CAWaterWeek #WorkForWater #EssentialWorkers

"The environmental profession has given me more than I could ever give back, but I am determined to try. There are many more women employees today, especially in operations and engineering. CWEA provides opportunities to collaborate with diverse professionals. I have always felt that there are great opportunities in our field, regardless of gender, and am grateful for the ones I have had."

Thank you Wendy Wert for you dedication to
the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts as a Senior Engineer and Facilities Planner. She also sits as the current Past President of CWEA.

#WomenInWater #ThankWaterPros #CAWaterWeek #WorkForWater #EssentialWorkers

"The environmental profession has given me more than I could ever give back, but I am determined to try. There are many more women employees today, especially in operations and engineering. CWEA provides opportunities to collaborate with diverse professionals. I have always felt that there are great opportunities in our field, regardless of gender, and am grateful for the ones I have had."

10/08/2021

Jenn Jones Executive Director/CEO CWEA along with Joaquin Esquivel Chair, CA State Water Resources Control Board, Adam Quinonez ACWA State Relations Director, and Sue Mosburg Executive Director of CA-NV AWWA celebrate Water Professionals Appreciation Week 2021. Thank you water pros all across California!

#WomenInWater #VeteransInWater #ThankWaterPros #CAWaterWeek #WorkForWater #EssentialWorkers

"I love the water industry and the people I work with because it’s always been – Mission First, People Always! Meaning w...
10/08/2021

"I love the water industry and the people I work with because it’s always been – Mission First, People Always! Meaning water is the activity but the business is people – we care and look out for one another!" Gregory Williams, Deputy Operating Officer
Valley Water #ThankWaterPros #CAWaterWeek #workforwater #WeAreCAWater #WatersWorthIt Valley Water

https://youtu.be/dWbDLBgHAcU

"I love the water industry and the people I work with because it’s always been – Mission First, People Always! Meaning water is the activity but the business is people – we care and look out for one another!" Gregory Williams, Deputy Operating Officer
Valley Water #ThankWaterPros #CAWaterWeek #workforwater #WeAreCAWater #WatersWorthIt Valley Water

https://youtu.be/dWbDLBgHAcU

Nothing to be blue about over here! At South Bay Water Reclamation Plant, we happily do many detailed procedures. This o...
10/07/2021

Nothing to be blue about over here! At South Bay Water Reclamation Plant, we happily do many detailed procedures. This one is MBAS-Methylene Blue Anionic Surfactants #cawaterweek #workforwater #essentialworkers

We do many tests to make sure water is safe for our environment. We have to be careful of hold times so we keep some in ...
10/07/2021

We do many tests to make sure water is safe for our environment. We have to be careful of hold times so we keep some in the fridge. Each sample has a chain of custody to make sure we follow regulations and permits. #CAWaterWeek #EssentialWorkers #WeAreCAWater #ThankWaterPros
#WorkForWater #WatersWorthIt @cityofsandiego

We do many tests to make sure water is safe for our environment. We have to be careful of hold times so we keep some in the fridge. Each sample has a chain of custody to make sure we follow regulations and permits. #CAWaterWeek #EssentialWorkers #WeAreCAWater #ThankWaterPros
#WorkForWater #WatersWorthIt @cityofsandiego

One of the most fun parts of my workday is when I get to go outside and get the “grab” samples. These have 15 minute hol...
10/07/2021

One of the most fun parts of my workday is when I get to go outside and get the “grab” samples. These have 15 minute hold times so must be done quickly!
#CAWaterWeek #EssentialWorkers #WeAreCAWater #ThankWaterPros
#WorkForWater #WatersWorthIt @cityofsandiego

One of the most fun parts of my workday is when I get to go outside and get the “grab” samples. These have 15 minute hold times so must be done quickly!
#CAWaterWeek #EssentialWorkers #WeAreCAWater #ThankWaterPros
#WorkForWater #WatersWorthIt @cityofsandiego

I really do look forward to coming into work everyday. I know what I am doing is essential and important. #CAWaterWeek  ...
10/07/2021

I really do look forward to coming into work everyday. I know what I am doing is essential and important. #CAWaterWeek #EssentialWorkers #WeAreCAWater #ThankWaterPros
#WorkForWater #WatersWorthIt @cityofsandiego

I really do look forward to coming into work everyday. I know what I am doing is essential and important. #CAWaterWeek #EssentialWorkers #WeAreCAWater #ThankWaterPros
#WorkForWater #WatersWorthIt @cityofsandiego

See all those bottles? We have quite a process for our water treatment plant. This BOD analysis takes 5 days to complete...
10/07/2021

See all those bottles? We have quite a process for our water treatment plant. This BOD analysis takes 5 days to complete and is known as biological oxygen demand. #CAWaterWeek #WeAreCAWater #WatersWorthIt #WorkForWater #WomenInWater @cityofsandiego #EssentialWorkers #ThankWaterPros

See all those bottles? We have quite a process for our water treatment plant. This BOD analysis takes 5 days to complete and is known as biological oxygen demand. #CAWaterWeek #WeAreCAWater #WatersWorthIt #WorkForWater #WomenInWater @cityofsandiego #EssentialWorkers #ThankWaterPros

We do a lot of sampling for water quality.  I work in Environmental Chemistry Services and we do many analyses to make s...
10/07/2021

We do a lot of sampling for water quality. I work in Environmental Chemistry Services and we do many analyses to make sure we are earth-friendly too! #cawaterweek #workforwater #essentialworkers

10/07/2021

We are beyond pleased to share that Governor Newsom has signed AB 818, CASA & @NSACTION_US co-sponsored wipes bill, which establishes the strongest “Do Not Flush” wipes labeling & public education requirements in the country. Thank you @AsmRichardBloom @FlushSmart & CASA members!

Lori Jones is a #laboratorytech with City of San Diego  and is taking over our Instagram page today to show us what a la...
10/07/2021

Lori Jones is a #laboratorytech with City of San Diego and is taking over our Instagram page today to show us what a lab tech does at the South Bay Water Reclamation Plant in Environmental Chemistry Services. Come follow along @cweamembers! #CAWaterWeek #ThankWaterPros #WorkForWater #Waterisworthit

Lori Jones is a #laboratorytech with City of San Diego and is taking over our Instagram page today to show us what a lab tech does at the South Bay Water Reclamation Plant in Environmental Chemistry Services. Come follow along @cweamembers! #CAWaterWeek #ThankWaterPros #WorkForWater #Waterisworthit

Come join us for our ECI Tool Belt Training: DPR and Enhanced Control webinar on Wednesday, October 13th! This quarterly...
10/06/2021

Come join us for our ECI Tool Belt Training: DPR and Enhanced Control webinar on Wednesday, October 13th! This quarterly P3S meeting will discuss the future of direct potable reuse and source control. This event will be a joint meeting between CWEA's Pretreatment, Pollution Prevention and Stormwater Committee and the Advanced Water Treatment Operator certification program. Registration is complimentary for all CWEA members. Sign up today!

https://learn.cwea.org/products/eci-tool-belt-training-dpr-and-enhanced-source-control-live-webinar

Come join us for our ECI Tool Belt Training: DPR and Enhanced Control webinar on Wednesday, October 13th! This quarterly P3S meeting will discuss the future of direct potable reuse and source control. This event will be a joint meeting between CWEA's Pretreatment, Pollution Prevention and Stormwater Committee and the Advanced Water Treatment Operator certification program. Registration is complimentary for all CWEA members. Sign up today!

https://learn.cwea.org/products/eci-tool-belt-training-dpr-and-enhanced-source-control-live-webinar

Reminder to come join us for our in-person Biosolids & Renewable Energy Seminars! We have partnered with CASA to have tw...
10/06/2021

Reminder to come join us for our in-person Biosolids & Renewable Energy Seminars! We have partnered with CASA to have two separate in-person seminars to discuss the latest case studies, updates on innovative projects, and regulatory action. This will take place on October 13th & 14th in Oakland and Los Angeles, respectively. These seminars will also feature a variety of speakers like Brandon Moffat from Stormfisher and Michael Moore from Gate5. Check out the link below for more information and register today!

https://mycwea.org/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?webcode=EventInfo&Reg_evt_key=9500439D-9C48-4AAA-95CC-37852D279C95&RegPath=&FreeEvent=&Event=Biosolids%20and%20Renewable%20Energy%20Seminars%20-%20Oakland,%20CA&FundraisingEvent=&evt_guest_limit=0

Reminder to come join us for our in-person Biosolids & Renewable Energy Seminars! We have partnered with CASA to have two separate in-person seminars to discuss the latest case studies, updates on innovative projects, and regulatory action. This will take place on October 13th & 14th in Oakland and Los Angeles, respectively. These seminars will also feature a variety of speakers like Brandon Moffat from Stormfisher and Michael Moore from Gate5. Check out the link below for more information and register today!

https://mycwea.org/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?webcode=EventInfo&Reg_evt_key=9500439D-9C48-4AAA-95CC-37852D279C95&RegPath=&FreeEvent=&Event=Biosolids%20and%20Renewable%20Energy%20Seminars%20-%20Oakland,%20CA&FundraisingEvent=&evt_guest_limit=0

"To know that I’m a part of an industry that is so crucial to the environment and the world is the most rewarding aspect...
10/06/2021

"To know that I’m a part of an industry that is so crucial to the environment and the world is the most rewarding aspect of my work. I am so humbled and proud to play a small role in such a huge production." Allan D. Jones, Inland Empire Utilities Agency Thank you for your service, Allan! #VeteransInWater #ThankWaterPros #WorkForWater #CAWaterWeek https://www.cwea.org/news/ca-water-week-veterans-in-water-allan-d-jones/

"To know that I’m a part of an industry that is so crucial to the environment and the world is the most rewarding aspect of my work. I am so humbled and proud to play a small role in such a huge production." Allan D. Jones, Inland Empire Utilities Agency Thank you for your service, Allan! #VeteransInWater #ThankWaterPros #WorkForWater #CAWaterWeek https://www.cwea.org/news/ca-water-week-veterans-in-water-allan-d-jones/

We are thrilled to welcome Eshani Jha for today's Instagram takeover. Eshani is an incoming engineering freshman at UC B...
10/06/2021

We are thrilled to welcome Eshani Jha for today's Instagram takeover. Eshani is an incoming engineering freshman at UC Berkeley. She recently won the 2021 Stockholm Junior Water Prize International Competition for her research in efficient, sustainable, and affordable water purification systems. Follow along over on Instagram! #CAWaterWeek #WeAreCAWater #ThankWaterPros #WatersWorthIt

We are thrilled to welcome Eshani Jha for today's Instagram takeover. Eshani is an incoming engineering freshman at UC Berkeley. She recently won the 2021 Stockholm Junior Water Prize International Competition for her research in efficient, sustainable, and affordable water purification systems. Follow along over on Instagram! #CAWaterWeek #WeAreCAWater #ThankWaterPros #WatersWorthIt

"The water industry is a great industry to work in and I enjoy how it is a good mix of different job duties – both insid...
10/06/2021

"The water industry is a great industry to work in and I enjoy how it is a good mix of different job duties – both inside and outside, not too labor intensive and not too sedentary. If I could choose this career over again, I would." Kyle Jones, Senior Water Treatment Plant Operator, Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Thank you for your service, Kyle. #VeteransInWater #WorkForWater #WatersWorthIt
#ThankWaterPros #CAWaterWeek #EssentialWorkers #WeAreCAWater
https://www.cwea.org/news/ca-water-week-veterans-in-water-kyle-jones-ieua/

"The water industry is a great industry to work in and I enjoy how it is a good mix of different job duties – both inside and outside, not too labor intensive and not too sedentary. If I could choose this career over again, I would." Kyle Jones, Senior Water Treatment Plant Operator, Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Thank you for your service, Kyle. #VeteransInWater #WorkForWater #WatersWorthIt
#ThankWaterPros #CAWaterWeek #EssentialWorkers #WeAreCAWater
https://www.cwea.org/news/ca-water-week-veterans-in-water-kyle-jones-ieua/

Thank you Debi Lewis for you dedication to Stantec as a Professional Engineer. She also sits as one of the CWEA Past Pre...
10/06/2021

Thank you Debi Lewis for you dedication to
Stantec as a Professional Engineer. She also sits as one of the CWEA Past Presidents.

#CAWaterWeek #EssentialWorkers #WeAreCAWater #ThankWaterPros

Be proud and passionate about the work you do in this profession, it really matters. So, if you’re willing to do the work, you WILL succeed.

Thank you Debi Lewis for you dedication to
Stantec as a Professional Engineer. She also sits as one of the CWEA Past Presidents.

#CAWaterWeek #EssentialWorkers #WeAreCAWater #ThankWaterPros

Be proud and passionate about the work you do in this profession, it really matters. So, if you’re willing to do the work, you WILL succeed.

Two sessions that fall under the #maintenance track at the upcoming Northern Safety Day to check out include "Respirator...
10/05/2021

Two sessions that fall under the #maintenance track at the upcoming Northern Safety Day to check out include "Respiratory Safety" with Kaila Krichmar, ehs International, Inc and "New ANSI Regulations with Lifts" with Andy Bull, CH Bull & Co. Are you planning to participate in important safety training sessions at Northern Safety Day on Oct. 20? Join us and take home some valuable training! bit.ly/nsd-21

Two sessions that fall under the #maintenance track at the upcoming Northern Safety Day to check out include "Respiratory Safety" with Kaila Krichmar, ehs International, Inc and "New ANSI Regulations with Lifts" with Andy Bull, CH Bull & Co. Are you planning to participate in important safety training sessions at Northern Safety Day on Oct. 20? Join us and take home some valuable training! bit.ly/nsd-21

Engineering and other STEM fields are increasingly diverse. I’m proud to work for an organization like EBMUD that values...
10/05/2021

Engineering and other STEM fields are increasingly diverse. I’m proud to work for an organization like EBMUD that values diversity in its employees and in the communities it serves.

Photos:
- Lobby of the Administration Building in Downtown Oakland decorated for Pride Month 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️
- Marching in Oakland Pride 🥳
- Hosting a kickoff event for Pride Month 🎉

…engineers work on a lot of interdisciplinary tasks, too. For example, my job is a mixture of strategic planning, commun...
10/05/2021

…engineers work on a lot of interdisciplinary tasks, too. For example, my job is a mixture of strategic planning, communications, project management, and community outreach.

Photos:
-Leading a virtual tour for UC Berkeley graduate students 👨🏻‍💻🐻
-Designing informational kiosks for the tour route ✏️
-Presenting to the Board of Directors on our 30-year strategic plan to manage aging infrastructure, prepare for new regulations, build climate change resiliency, and alleviate capacity constraints 🌎
-Filming a promotional video to inspire and welcome the next generation of EBMUD employees 🎥

What comes to mind when you think of a traditional engineer? Hard hats, yellow safety vests, and Tyvek suits? That’s jus...
10/05/2021

What comes to mind when you think of a traditional engineer? Hard hats, yellow safety vests, and Tyvek suits? That’s just one side of the job…

Photos:
- Standing inside a brand new 96-inch diameter interceptor pipe 👷🏻‍♂️
-Inspecting the ladders on a very tall turbine that turns energy-rich biogas into renewable electricity ⚡️
-Suiting up in protective gear to do lab work with solid wastes 👃🏼
-Conducting a condition assessment on top of an anaerobic digester 🧐

Hi, there! Thanks to CWEA for letting me take over your Instagram. My name is James Hake. Get to know me a bit! Hometown...
10/05/2021

Hi, there! Thanks to CWEA for letting me take over your Instagram. My name is James Hake. Get to know me a bit!

Hometown: San Diego ☀️🌊
Current Town: Oakland 🌳🌁
Education: UC Berkeley Chemical Engineering 🧪 & Stanford Environmental Engineering 🏝
Occupation: Engineer 👷🏻‍♂️
Years of Experience: 5️⃣
Employer: East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)
Favorite Food: Pesto pasta (homemade pesto only) 🍃

Photos:
- EBMUD’s Main Wastewater Treatment Plant in West Oakland

Hi, there! Thanks to CWEA for letting me take over your Instagram. My name is James Hake. Get to know me a bit!

Hometown: San Diego ☀️🌊
Current Town: Oakland 🌳🌁
Education: UC Berkeley Chemical Engineering 🧪 & Stanford Environmental Engineering 🏝
Occupation: Engineer 👷🏻‍♂️
Years of Experience: 5️⃣
Employer: East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)
Favorite Food: Pesto pasta (homemade pesto only) 🍃

Photos:
- EBMUD’s Main Wastewater Treatment Plant in West Oakland

Facebook and Instagram restored just in time for our #CAWaterWeek Social Media takeover with East Bay Municipal Utility ...
10/05/2021

Facebook and Instagram restored just in time for our #CAWaterWeek Social Media takeover with East Bay Municipal Utility District's James Hake! Hake is an Associate Civil Engineer at EBMUD and holds an M.S. in civil & #environmental #engineering from @Stanford University and a B.S. in chemical engineering from UC Berkeley. Follow James as he shares some cool insights into what he does with EBMUD on the CWEA Instagram @cweamembers TODAY. #EssentialWorkers #WeAreCAWater #ThankWaterPros #WorkForWater #WatersWorthIt https://www.cwea.org/news/social-media-takeover-for-california-water-professionals-appreciation-week-2/

Facebook and Instagram restored just in time for our #CAWaterWeek Social Media takeover with East Bay Municipal Utility District's James Hake! Hake is an Associate Civil Engineer at EBMUD and holds an M.S. in civil & #environmental #engineering from @Stanford University and a B.S. in chemical engineering from UC Berkeley. Follow James as he shares some cool insights into what he does with EBMUD on the CWEA Instagram @cweamembers TODAY. #EssentialWorkers #WeAreCAWater #ThankWaterPros #WorkForWater #WatersWorthIt https://www.cwea.org/news/social-media-takeover-for-california-water-professionals-appreciation-week-2/

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CWEA works to enhance the effectiveness of water environment professionals and to benefit society by protecting and enhancing our water environment. Founded in 1927, we are a not-for-profit association of 10,000+ professionals in the wastewater industry. We are committed to keeping California's water clean. We educate and certify wastewater professionals, disseminate technical information, and promote sound policies to benefit society through protection and enhancement of our water environment. We offer services at the state level as well as locally, through our 17 geographical Local Sections.

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Looking forward to speaking at Tri-State! FYI, here's this week's episode of The Adventurous Gas Monitor Guy, so you can see my speaking style ahead of time. In this episode, The Adventurous Gas Monitor Guy discusses the importance of multiple languages for gas monitors and Gas Monitor Competence Training. Be sure to note the Order of Importance! (Not a green screen! The day was actually that beautiful!) https://youtu.be/fxeWsg2bi6Q Thanks! Jason
SOMETHING IN OUR WATER We live in Merced, California, and water I have bottled to use out in our cabana/coffee house over a short period of time has developed a substance resembling toilet paper in the water. These are sealed containers, and the water source is our tap water that has been filtered through a countertop 10-stage filtration system whose filter is always replaced on a regular basis. I have tried to contact the UC Merced chem labs, and the Merced Sun Star newspaper about the problem, but the local newspaper is always unreachable except for their delivery service complaint department that is answered by somebody in a foreign country. Their news room is never available even though they are the main artery here in Central California for liberal, anti Trump news that consists mainly of out of state columns and articles that are clearly anti-Trump, anti-Republican in nature.
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JUST SAW THIS- COMMON SENSE- "Public Advised to NOT Flush Disinfecting Wipes, Paper Towels Down Toilet – Throw Them Away Instead" BUT THE WATER TREATMENT PLANTS SHOULD GO AFTER THE COMPANIES THAT ARE ADVERTISING FLUSHABLE WIPES SINCE IT IS FALSE ADVERTING.
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