The Bay Area Water Works Association is a non-profit association comprised of persons in the water works and related industries in the north, east and south San Francisco Bay areas.
The City of Martinez Water Treatment Plant serves mostly the City of Martinez’s 30,000 customers and has a peak flow of 15 MGD, but a sustained flow of about 10 MGD. The facility was built in 1948, and underwent several major upgrades over the years, with installation of an ozone system in 1990, to battle taste and odor compounds in the source water, and most recently a seismic upgrade in 2012.
BAWWA General Meeting and Special Guest Speaker Robert Janowski.
Robert (Bob), is a SWRCB DDW T5/D3 licensed operator and directs, and oversees the operation of the water treatment plants, pump stations, storage tanks, and transmission facilities for the City of Napa. He is the Vice-Chair for the Operators Division of the CA-NV AWWA section. Bob will discuss the response and recovery for operations after two major potable water system emergencies, most notably from the 2014 South Napa Earthquake and the 2017 Atlas Peak fire.
Come join BAWWA in Building 22 of the Alameda Naval Air Station to see behind-the-scenes operations and learn about the craft of making Hangar 1 vodka. Learn about their fruit and botanical selection, the distillation process, and the first ever vodka made with harvested Bay Area fog! Hangar 1 teamed with FogQuest, a non-profit that plans and implements sustainable water projects for rural water communities around the world. The next Fog Point vodka comes out in February 2018.
Following the tour of Hangar 1 Vodka at Alameda Point, join us on the Pizza & Brew side of Linguini’s Restaurant in downtown Alameda’s Park Street area. Attendees are invited to enjoy a social hour and no-host bar starting at 5:00 pm. Buffet dinner will be served at 6:00 pm, followed by the BAWWA General Meeting and the Annual Water For People Auction!
Join us as we celebrate International Day of the Girl. Our featured speaker, Water For People CEO, Eleanor Allen, will discuss the role that women play in the global water and sanitation crisis. This year’s flm screening will be of the documentary, Women and Water (58 minutes), which presents the challenges that women in rural India face in providing water to their families. The event will include a reception with drinks and appetizers, raffe, and audience discussion.
Film Synopsis: From birth through to death, water plays an essential role in every stage of life. And in India, as with most poorer societies, it is women who are responsible for fnding water, and using it. Women and Water is a beautiful, poetic examination of Indian society through the prism of water and shows how this most elemental of resources is denied to the most needy. As so poignantly quoted in the flm, “Water gives life, just like women do”.
Our Robert Trent Jones II Renovation is complete! Those that cherish the game of golf consistently regard our historic course in Contra Costa County as the best in the area. With a newly redesigned and recently completed renovation the Robert Trent Jones II course Challenging, fair and yet comfortably walk-able, you'll enjoy a stroll through our manicured landscaped of dramatic native oaks, tall eucalyptus, magnificent deodar cedars and ageless redwood trees that frame dramatic views to Mt. Diablo and beyond. The most beautiful walking course in Contra Costa County, this nearly 90 year old gem has been polished to once again be a great course for all levels of player.
Come join us explore San Francisco's largest wastewater facility. Built in 1952, the Southeast Treatment Plant (SEP) treats 80% of the City's flows including Daly City and Brisbane. Located in Bayview Hunters Point, the SEP is nestled in the midst of a mixed industrial, commercial, and residential area.
Through the Sewer System Improvement Program, the SEP will undergo operational improvements and seismic upgrades. The operational improvements intend to ensure the reliability of the sewer system and protect both public health and environment.
Date: November 10, 2016
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Location: 300 Berkeley Park Boulevard, Kensington, CA
Come join BAWWA and tour the San Pablo WTP (SPWTP) with the treatment plant in service, a rare occurrence. This historic water treatment plant, which sits near the Berkeley Hills, was built in 1919 and currently operates as a standby/emergency plant for EBMUD. SPWTP has a conventional treatment process with a maximum treatment capacity of 30 MGD and was returned to service on September 1, 2016 to support the Orinda WTP Improvement Project. Orinda WTP, built in 1935, is the workhorse of EBMUD’s system, and serves 800,000 customers every day is schedule for major improvements starting in November 2016 through March 2017. SPWTP was last used in 2007 to supply District customers during the Claremont Tunnel Outage.
The Hill Course, opened in 1926, is a classic design by the famous William P. Bell, whose creations include Ojai, Palos Verdes, San Pedro, Newport Beach, and Bel-Air Country Clubs. Wild drives or a sloppy short game will ruin your day on this challenging scenic layout. The course reaches from the Main Clubhouse just below the Pleasanton Ridge and meanders around the hillside offering spectacular views of the valley below. Be sure your gaze of the scenery shifts to your ball on #17, the 210yd (Blue Tee) par 3, one of the area's toughest holes. Here you must hit your shot precisely to hold the green.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Oakland A’s Baseball Game and Tailgate Party!
BAWWA is pleased to announce our family-friendly 2016 Summer Social. This year, we are inviting our colleagues from the Peninsula Water Works Association to join us for an exciting evening of food, conversation, networking, and baseball. Invite your coworkers and bring your family for the 2016 Summer Social.
Join BAWWA in the heart of Sonoma County for a “Grain to Glass” tour and tasting of the artisanal spirits production at the Sonoma County Distilling Co. Founded in 2010 by San Francisco native Adam Spiegel, the Sonoma County Distilling Co. is California's only whiskey-focused distillery. This local distillery handles every step of the production process in-house, from the mashing and fermentation of grains, to direct-fired copper alembic pot distillation and hand-bottling of the unfiltered final product after aging in new American oak barrels. Reverse osmosis of Lake Sonoma water is used to produce the three whiskeys crafted here: Sonoma Rye Whiskey, 2nd Chance Wheat Whiskey and West of Kentucky Bourbon. Spiegel, who trained with the great French master distiller and California distilling pioneer Hubert Germain-Robin, embraces tried-and-true old-school methods that value unique caramelization with no fillers, colors or flavorings over ultra-high alcohol products. The tour will walk through each step of the process highlighting water and wastewater operations and will include, the best part, tasting whiskey.