Please join AWWEE's San Diego Leadership Team for a tour of San Diego's Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant, located on a 40-acre site on the bluffs of Point Loma overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The plant, the mainstay of San Diego's wastewater system, treats approximately 175 million gallons of wastewater per day generated by more than 2.2 million residents using an advanced primary treatment process.
Because of the success of its treatment process, San Diego has received multiple waivers from EPA from the requirement of secondary treatment under the federal Clean Water Act, but its current permit expires in 2015. The Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant is the last major metropolitan area in the United States without secondary treatment for sewage, and another renewal will undoubtedly be controversial in light of pressure from EPA to move to secondary treatment, and the extraordinary expense involved in making the change.
The event will begin with an overview of the plant processes, followed by a tour of the facilities, and will last about 2-1/2 hours. You will learn about San Diego's advanced primary treatment process, how the process differs from secondary treatment, the plant's ocean outfall, and energy production facilities (the plant is energy self-sufficient).
Please wear shirts with sleeves, long pants and comfortable walking, closed-toed shoes (sneakers are fine but no sandals)!
WHEN: Saturday, June 21 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
WHERE: Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant
COST: Free for members; $15.00 for non-members
Registration will not be available on-site. Anyone interested in attending this event MUST pre-register.
Registration will close at the end of the business day on Thursday, June 19.