It’s time to vote in the #ELGLKnope Sweet Sixteen! Read about this matchup, and then submit your vote! One vote per email address, please. We’ll tally the votes and will post the next round of matchups on Tuesday!
San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary
Irvine, California 92612
- Three words to describe San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary: peaceful, efficient, oasis
- Why are you nominating San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary: What a terrific place in Irvine that allows for us to treat wastewater in a natural way while providing a habitat for birds and wildlife in the middle of growing urban economic center.
- Anything else to share? The Sanctuary is an incredibly unique location that, encompassing over 300 acres of coastal freshwater wetlands, serving as a habitat for more than 200 bird species, as well as providing a Natural Treatment System to clean urban runoff, and acting as a living laboratory for students, teachers and the public.
Cape Girardeau Wastewater Facility
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
- Three words to describe Cape Girardeau Wastewater Facility: Innovative
- Why are you nominating Cape Girardeau Wastewater Facility: After removing grit, paper and other materials, the sludge remaining from the treatment process is being turned into Class A Biosolids or pellets. Those pellets are made to be used as fertilizer. A local golf course and wheat farmer are using the pellets and we hope to sell them.Cape’s new Wastewater Facility became operational in December 2014 thanks to voter support. It is the largest one in Southeast Missouri and one of the most advanced in Missouri. The opening of the new facility increased daily flow capacity from 7 million gallons per day (MGD) to 11 MGD, and peak flow from 18 MGD to 50 MGD.
- Anything else to share? The facility is home to an amazing team, including the plant’s cat, Bubba. It is managed by Todd Fulton, a man who will drop everything for any civic club, boy scout troop, or individual who wants to tour and learn more about what happens at the plant. He is an enthusiastic educator.