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Joint Statement on Coastal Treatment Plant Settlement

View the Joint Statement Joint Statement from the City of Laguna Beach, Emerald Bay Service District, Moulton Niguel Water District, South Coast Water District and South Orange County Wastewater Authority on litigation regarding the Coastal Treatment Plant: “The Parties have agreed to resolve their differences on mutually agreeable terms. They all look forward to working […]

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SOCWA’s Storm Stories: Two Storms, Two Reminders

How SOCWA weathered the Storm The recent storms in December and January served as good reminders for two key wastewater functions: emergency preparedness and protecting our storm drains. Emergency & Crisis Planning Emergency preparedness is central to SOCWA’s operations. Heavy rains can inundate our three treatment plants. Left unchecked, this would lead to spills and […]

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State Auditor: SOCWA Financial Practices “Sound”

Dana Point, Calif. (March 22, 2018) — A report issued Thursday by the California State Auditor supported South Orange County Wastewater Authority’s (SOCWA) efforts to modernize its financial management. The report – titled in part SOCWA “Should Continue to Improve“ its financial practices – followed an exhaustive seven-month review of the Dana Point-based agency’s financial practices, […]

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SOCWA’s J.B. Latham Facility Named “Plant of the Year”

Dana Point, Calif. (March 5, 2018) – The South Orange County Wastewater Authority’s (SOCWA) J.B. Latham Wastewater Treatment Plant was awarded “Plant of the Year” Saturday by the local chapter of the California Water Environment Association (CWEA). The plant is considered a medium size facility, and SOCWA was honored for its overall performance, financial strength […]

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