Orange County Sanitation District’s New Centrifuge Facility is Among the World’s Largest
The Orange County Sanitation District held a ribbon cutting to celebrate its newest centrifuges facility, one of the largest in the world. The facility houses six new centrifuges that remove an additional 200 tons of water per day from biosolids. Lighter biosolids mean 3,500 fewer trips to Barstow and Arizona a year, saving $3 million in hauling costs. OCSD received $1 million in grant funding from the Department of Water Resources because more efficient dewatering yields more water for the Groundwater Replenishment System.


Here’s to 20 years of Financial Excellence!
Las Virgenes Municipal Water District received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting and a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report. LVMWD was awarded both distinctions as a result of its dedication to transparency in financial reporting and demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to communicate its economic story.

“The District is proud to receive the Certificate of Excellence,” said LVMWD General Manager David Pedersen. The District provides potable water, wastewater treatment, recycled water and biosolids composting to more than 70,000 residents in the cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Westlake Village and unincorporated areas of western Los Angeles County.


Check out Which CASA member has Installed Water Bottle Stations for Back-to-School
As students across the region begin going back to school, the Eastern Municipal Water District is ensuring students are staying hydrated. This fall, EMWD will complete work on installing water bottle fill stations at every school within EMWD’s service area that has requested one.

These stations allow students and teachers to easily refill water bottles and stay hydrated with safe and reliable tap water. EMWD actively promotes the use of refillable bottles as part of its commitment to the quality of its tap water and help reduce the number of plastics within landfills. For more program information and an interactive map of the EMWD fill station locations, please visit