News & Events

The next regular monthly Executive Board Meeting is scheduled for Friday, November 21, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the SFPUC, Hetch Hetchy Room, 13th Floor, San Francisco, CA. The following materials from the September 26, 2014 meeting are currently available. See Agenda and Handout.

Please note information from WEF regarding status of ebola precautions from the CDC for “…Workers Handling Untreated Sewage from Ebola Cases in the United States”: Link.


Union Sanitary District is hiring for two management positions: Collections Services Manager & Treatment & Disposal Services Manager.

Sunnyvale Water Pollution Control Plant has a Maintenance Manager position open.

BACWA 2014 Annual Members' Meeting presentations and materials have been uploaded to the website. Special thanks to all who participated in this year's meeting. Please take a moment to give us your feedback on the meeting by completing this short survey.

Who We Are

BACWA is a joint powers agency, formed under the California Government Code by the five largest wastewater treatment agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Our members include the many municipalities and special districts that provide sanitary sewer services to more than 6.5 million people.  BACWA is dedicated to working with our members, state and federal regulatory agencies, and non-governmental organizations to improve and enhance the San Francisco Bay environment.  We provide technical expertise, financial support, and a public utility perspective to ensure that regulations affecting our members are well-informed, thoughtful and effective. 

New Documents

BACWA's second nutrient-themed Symposium was held on October 6, 2014 in Oakland. The topic was Watershed Management Case Studies from around the Country. See the Agenda for the event. Copies of the presentations are now available:

Case Study 1: Chesapeake Bay Watershed: 1) The Chesapeake Bay Story - Tanya Spano, Chief, Regional Water Quality Management, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments; and 2) Hampton Roads, Sanitations District and the Chesapeake Bay Challenge - Dr. Charles Bott, PE, Hampton Roads Sanitation District

Case Study 2: Long Island Sound Watershed: 3) Past, Present and Future of the Long Island Watershed Management Program - Paul Stacey, Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve; 4) Meeting the Long Island Sound Watershed Challenge, Jeanette Brown, PE, BCEE, F.ASCE, D WRE, Manhattan College.

Case Study 3: Tampa Bay Watershed:  5) Tampa Bay Watershed Program, Ed Sherwood, Tampa Bay Estuary Program; 6) The POTW Perspective on the Tampa Bay Watershed Program - George Cassady, PE, Hillsborough County, FL. 

Case Study 4: Neuse River Watershed: 7) Overview of the Neuse River Watershed Program - Dr. Kenneth Reckhow, PE, Duke University

Case Study 5: Saginaw Bay and the Truckee River Watersheds: 8) Saginaw Bay Watershed, and the Truckee River Watershed Programs - Dr. David Dilks, PE, LimnoTech.

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