News & Events

Save the date for BACWA's second nutrient-themed Symposium, to be held on October 6, 2014 in Oakland. The topic will be Watershed Management Case Studies from around the Country. The Agenda for the event is now available.  Attendees can bring a check for the $50 symposium fee on the day of the event. There is limited seating, so please RSVP to Sherry Hull.

The next regular monthly Executive Board Meeting is scheduled for Friday, September 26, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the EBMUD Treatment Plant Lab Library, 2020 Wake Avenue, Oakland. See Agenda and Handout. The following materials from the August 15, 2014 meeting are currently available.  See Agenda and Handout.


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

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.

Copies of presentations from the October 21st Nutrient Treatment Technology Symposium are now available. BACWA would like to thank the conference sponsors for their support.Congratulations to Amanda Roa of Delta Diablo Sanitation District, this year's Arleen Navarret award winner. This award, granted every two years to an emerging leader in the BACWA community, was created in honor of Arleen Navarret because of her commitment to the clean water community and dedication to improving the health of the San Francisco Bay. Presentations from past conferences and workshops are available here.

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. 

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