LA County Sanitation Districts to receive water quality award

The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County will receive the Public Education Award from the Water Environment Federation (WEF). The award will be presented during ceremonies at WEFTEC.08 -- WEF's 81st annual technical exhibition and conference -- next month in Chicago, Ill. The WEF Public Education Award recognizes WEF members for significant accomplishments in promoting awareness and understanding of water environment issues among the general public...

ALEXANDRIA, VA, Sept. 2, 2008 -- The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (LACSD) will receive the prestigious Public Education Award from the Water Environment Federation (WEF), an international not-for-profit technical and educational water quality organization. The award will be presented during ceremonies at WEFTEC®.08 -- WEF's 81st annual technical exhibition and conference -- next month in Chicago, Ill.

The WEF Public Education Award recognizes WEF members for significant accomplishments in promoting awareness and understanding of water environment issues among the general public through the development and implementation of public education programs. The award is presented in three categories: individual, member association, and other. The LACSD is being recognized in the other category for its outstanding multi-pronged, bilingual community outreach program. The program covers numerous aspects of the Districts' major water infrastructure upgrade effort, including a proposed joint outfall system, water recycling program, and green energy initiatives. The program is well-planned and structured for efficient dissemination of information to the public, generating community support, and providing updates to the project in a multimedia format.

The LACSD will be honored during WEFTEC.08, the largest water quality event in North America and largest annual water quality exhibition in the world, on Sunday, October 19, 2008. More than 18,000 of the world's leading water quality experts and 1,000 companies featuring the latest in water quality technology are expected at McCormick Place in Chicago from October 18-22, 2008.
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Formed in 1928, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with 35,000 individual members and 81 affiliated Member Associations representing an additional 50,000 water quality professionals throughout the world. WEF and its member associations proudly work to achieve our mission of preserving and enhancing the global water environment.

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