CA district wastewater collection system earns CWEA high honors

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SAN MARCOS, CA, Feb. 19, 2014 -- The California Water Environment Association - San Diego section recently named Vallecitos Water District in San Marcos, Calif., the 2013 Collection System of the Year (small collection system category) for employing industry-leading procedures and techniques to increase system reliability and make the District an environmental protection leader.

Along with circulating approximately 1.2 billion gallons of wastewater in its system through the year, Vallecitos staff also performed proactive maintenance. This included cleaning a day's journey of 220 miles of sewer mains, inspecting an approximate marathon run of 24.9 miles of sewer pipe, and smoke testing or forcing smoke through eight miles of sewer line to detect illegal hookups that can lead to excess water and sewer overflows.

The Collection System of the Year honor offers recognition to the District for an optimum performing system that not only benefits Vallecitos customers with service reliability but also the entire community with fewer wastewater spills released into the environment.

About Vallecitos Water District

Vallecitos Water District is an independent, special district dedicated to providing water, wastewater and reclamation services to approximately 97,000 people in a 45-square-mile area that includes San Marcos; the community of Lake San Marcos; portions of Carlsbad, Escondido and Vista; and other surrounding unincorporated areas. For more information, visit www.vwd.org.

About the California Water Environment Association

Founded in 1927, the California Water Environment Association is an association of 9,000 members committed to keeping California’s water clean. It achieves this through training, public information and the promoting of sound policies to benefit the society through protection and enhancement of the water environment. For more information, visit www.cwea.org.

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