#ELGLKnope: Irvine, CA vs. South San Francisco, CA

Posted on March 3, 2021

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It’s time to vote in the #ELGLKnope Round of 32! 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!

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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.

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South San Francisco – San Bruno Water Quality Control Plant

South San Francisco, California 94080

  • Three words to describe South San Francisco – San Bruno Water Quality Control Plant: Safety: We protect ourselves and others before all other priorities. Safety is a virtue to be instilled in each of us. Achieved through engineered, administrative, and personal protective equipment and controls.

    Honesty, Ethics, and Accountability:
    We maintain the highest standards and transparency with our customers, our business partners, and each other.

    Progressive Culture: We initiate and facilitate positive changes. We embrace and promote innovation that benefits our team, our community, our industry, and our region.
  • Why are you nominating South San Francisco – San Bruno Water Quality Control Plant: I am nominating the South San Francisco – San Bruno Water Quality Control Plant because we serve to protect public health, the environment and our community by providing high-quality wastewater collection and treatment services in a safe, reliable, and effective manner. We continue to strive to be an environmental leader in providing progressive wastewater management through innovation, fiscal responsibility, teamwork, and community partnerships.
  • Anything else to share? The South San Francisco – San Bruno Water Quality Control Plant’s (WQCP) located adjacent to San Francisco Bay on Colma Creek, provides secondary wastewater treatment for the cities of South San Francisco, San Bruno, and Colma. It also provides the dechlorination treatment of chlorinated effluent for the cities of Burlingame, Millbrae, and the San Francisco International Airport prior to discharging the treated wastewater into San Francisco Bay. The average dry weather flow through the facility is 9 million gallons per day (MGD). Peak wet weather flows can exceed 60 MGD.
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