City Receives State Honor for Environmental Stewardship
UPDATE TO NEWS STORY: March 12, 2019
The State Clean Water Environment Association has announced the City of Vista has received the Wastewater Collection System of the Year award in the State of California in the medium sized category. The award will be presented during the annual conference in April.
March 7, 2019
The City of Vista and the Buena Sanitation District, which the City of Vista owns and operates, has been recognized by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) as the Wastewater Collection System of the Year for 2018 in San Diego County. The honor is bestowed for having zero public sewer spills in 2018. The City was also recognized for providing value to its customers by implementing an asset management program. This minimizes cost and maximizes performance of its wastewater system; and in addition, the City was acknowledged for its extensive operator and maintenance training and safety program.
There are 25 wastewater agencies in San Diego and the City of Vista was only one of six agencies to record no public sewer spills in 2018. Multiple city divisions work and support the wastewater collection system, including the Sewer Engineering Division, the Wastewater Maintenance Division in the Public Works, Department, and the Information Technology Division.
The City is also a finalist for the Wastewater Collection System of the Year for the State of California. CWEA is a not-for-profit association of water quality professions that promote sound policies through protection and enhancement of water and the environment. A “collection system” is series of pipes and pump stations that capture and transport wastewater (sewage) from homes and businesses.
City of Vista Wastewater Division, Public Works