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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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ORANGE COUNTY REGIONAL WATER & WASTEWATER Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

ORANGE COUNTY REGIONAL WATER & WASTEWATER Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan   The South Orange County Wastewater Authority and 18 water and wastewater utilities throughout Orange County are in the process of updating the 2012 Orange County Regional Water & Wastewater Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP).  The HMP provides a framework for water and wastewater utilities […]

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Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration – JB Latham

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the JB Latham Treatment Plant Facility Improvements Package B Final Design MND   The South Orange County Wastewater Authority (SOCWA) as the Lead Agency has prepared a Draft Initial Study and Mitigation Negative Declaration (IS/MND) for the JB Latham Treatment Plant Facility Improvements Package B Final Design, pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements. SOCWA proposes improvements […]

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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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Guarding the Environment, Creating Water

Future South Cove Resident Information

Dear Future South Cove Residents & Prospective Buyers: As our potential future neighbors, we want to welcome you to Dana Point. You probably noticed our facility next door to the recently constructed South Cove community. It is important that we provide information on the facility, how it operates and what it does for the community. […]

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The Facts: Threats to the Coastal Treatment Plant

Summary of the Issue Moulton Niguel Water District (MNWD) owns a percentage of the Coastal Treatment Plant. MNWD is contractually required to fund certain costs, but is delinquent on $755,871 of bills, some dating back to last summer. These funds are necessary for the repair of a facility that protects South Orange County’s most treasured environments while also producing more than 1 […]

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