VVWRA and Anaergia Partner to Construct Renewable Energy Facility
 The Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA) and Anaergia Services have partnered with investing firm North Sky Capital to begin construction of a renewable natural gas facility at VVWRA in San Bernardino County. “The Public Private Partnership (P3) involving VVWRA, Anaergia and North Sky demonstrates a replicable model to meet California organic waste recycling mandates and improve wastewater infrastructure resiliency: retrofitting anaerobic digestion infrastructure to convert organic waste and sludge into pipeline quality renewable natural gas.” Read more here.


EMWD Virtual State of the District
On November 19, the Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) hosted its virtual State of the District event to provide key stakeholders and customers with information on how EMWD is working toward a more resilient future. EMWD’s Board of Directors and General Manager Paul Jones shared information about major projects and initiatives that will help shape the future of the organization, which currently serves nearly 1 million people across western Riverside County. Among the programs and projects highlighted were EMWD’s Perris II Desalination Facility, its Mountain Avenue West Groundwater Replenishment Facility, the Perris North Groundwater Program, EMWD’s recycled water partnerships, and its wastewater services.

The event was hosted on EMWD’s social media channels and on its website. For more information, please view the video here.


YLWD Unveils New Generator for Back-Up Power
On Saturday, November 21, the Yorba Linda Water District (YLWD) held a ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of their new natural gas-powered electricity generator. The generator was installed to provide back-up power in the event of power loss from wildfires, Public Safety Power Shutoffs, and other emergencies. “The people of Yorba Linda are no strangers to wildfires. The 2008 Freeway Complex fire awakened YLWD to the devastation that the community will face when water cannot be delivered to areas engulfed in flames. YLWD set out on a mission to harden essential water infrastructure and make it more resistant to fires. Over the last 12 years, YLWD has installed additional power sources, moved essential equipment, maintained vegetation, and so much more.” Congratulations to YLWD!