CWEA One-Day Specialty Workshop – Impacts of Climate Change on California Wastewater Facilities
SARBS Board of Directors Call for Applications
Collections and Safety Seminar – January 21
SARBS Students and Young Professionals Resume Workshop – November 5th

SARBS Board of Directors Call for Applications

SARBS LogoAre you interested in serving on the SARBS Board of Directors? 

Please submit your application online by Friday, February 5, 2016. The application is available here:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Megan Yoo Schneider at or 949.448.4020.

Collections and Safety Seminar – January 21

Join us on January 21 for the Winter Collections and Safety Seminar!!

Keynote Speaker, Dennis Cafferty, Assistant General Manager of Toro Water District will be discussing ETWD’s conversion to tertiary treatment, increased conservation,and impacts on collection system Operation and Maintenance

Sessions will include:

  • Terrorism Awareness in the Water/Wastewater Industry
  • Case Study: Cordova Lift Station pump rehabilitation
  • Fats, Oils and Grease control strategies
  • Back Injury prevention
  • Odor Control Instrumentation
  • Lessons Learned – 35 years in the Industry
  • Vendor Show / Training


  • Huntington Beach
  • Public Library
  • 7111 Talbert Avenue
  • Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Please use the form to register and mail to:

  • Trisha Cornish
  • Santa Margarita Water District
  • PO Box 7005, Mission Viejo, CA 92690

Pay for this great event by check or by credit card

SFTY CS 2016-01-Registration Flyer

SARBS Students and Young Professionals Resume Workshop – November 5th

Students and Young Professionals, join us for an evening with industry mentors to polish your resumes!

This event will enable students and young professionals (SYPs) to review their resumes with industry professionals with insight on what makes a resume look professional and stand out.

A networking dinner with industry professionals in attendance will follow the resume workshop. This event is the first in a 3 part series to prepare SYPs for entering the water environment profession. Additional events will include an interview workshop and a career fair in early 2016.

Registration is required for this event for access to OCSD: SYP Resume Workshop Registration

Resume Writing Workshop With Panel

San Diego Section – Sea World Water Treatment Facility Tour – October 23rd!

Join us on a tour of the water treatment facilities at Sea World San Diego!

Date: Friday, October 23, 2015

7 – 8 AM: Continental Breakfast/Networking

8 – 11 AM: Guided Tour of the Sea World Facilities

Representatives with the Water Quality Department of Sea World, will be providing a behind the scenes tour of Sea World. It will cover general park information, a look at their East or West Water Treatment Facility and an up-close look at their filtration process. For those who take the West tour they will visit our Main Plant Intake system, Animal Care Holding facility, and Shamu Close-up. The East tour will visit JTA Commersons Exhibit, Wild Arctic Exhibit, Penguin Encounter and, if time permits, their Main Plant Intake system. The tour will last approximately two hours.

Feel free to bring family and friends to this event!

Please register here: Sea World Tour Registration




SARBS PDC Seminar: Half-Day Condition Assessments Training – November 4, 2015

Join us for this informative half-day training!

Orange County Sanitation District,10844 Ellis Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 – 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Early Registration Fees by October 28th: $10 for students, $20 for CWEA members, $25 for Non Members; fees includes continental breakfast.

Register Online: SARBS November PDC Registration

Event Flyer: Condition Assessment Half Day Training


Certification Preparation Session – Friday October 23, 2015

Prepare for your upcoming CWEA certification exam by participating in this interactive session. Our trained moderators will share how to use the many resources and tools to get you on the path to your certification.

You’ll leave this workshop with a better idea of what areas you need to focus on as you prepare for your exam. Including some new tools:

  • CWEA’s Certification Path
  • KSA Gap Analysis
  • Action Plan
  • Resources to tap into

Register Early, Space is limited! Registration Form: CWEA DAMS Certification Preparation Session

Registration Fee Covers Entire Day

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SARBS Coastal Cleanup Day & Family Potluck – September 19, 2015

You are invited to the SARBS Annual International Coastal Cleanup Day & Family Potluck!

Bring your cleaning supplies, a potluck sidedish, and some loved ones to help out and play at the beach. SARBS will provide the tacos and refreshments for the potluck.

Please bring: Waiver (SARBS Coastal Cleanup Flyer), Sunscreen, Hat, Gloves, Reusable Water Bottle, Bucket or Reusable Shopping Bag, and food item for the potluck.

SARBS Coastal Cleanup Flyer_1

2015 SARBS Awards Nomination Forms are Available Now!

Be sure to visit the SARBS Awards page for more information on how to nominate deserving colleagues, agencies, and projects for a 2015 SARBS Award!

The following awards categories will be open for nomination:

  • Mechanical Technician of the Year Award
  • Community Engagement and Outreach Project of the Year Award
  • Lavatory Person of the Year Award
  • 5S Nominations
  • Laboratory Crystal Crucible
  • Supervisor of the Year Award
  • Gimmicks and Gadgets Award
  • Research Achievement Award
  • Engineering Achievement Award
  • Public Safety Award
  • Electrical and Instrumentation Person of the Year Award
  • Plant of the Year Award
  • Collection Systems Richard D. Pomeroy Award
  • P3S Person of the Year
  • Collection Systems PICK
  • Outstanding Young Professional Award
  • CS Golden Manhole Award
  • Operator of the Year
  • Collection System Person of the Year
  • § Newsletter of the Year

Nomination forms can be found on the SARBS website at under Awards:

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SARBS Collections and Safety Seminar on July 30, 2015 – Huntington Beach Library

2015 Summer Collections and Safety Seminar

Huntington Beach Library: 7111 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Thursday, July 30th 2015

  • 7:30 a.m. Check-in
  • 8:00 a.m – 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Safety and Collections Sessions

To register, completed the registration form and mail with check to the address on the form. Payments by credit card can be completed here:

Event Registration Form: Collection and Safety Seminar Registration From

Seminar Highlights Include:

  • Keynote Speaker, Joone Lopez, General Manager, MNWD
  • Environmental Crimes, District Attorney’s Office Speaker
  • SSOs and Enforcement, CA Water Resources Control Board (WRCE)
  • Integrated Wastewater and Stormwater Planning
  • Sewer Maintenance Basics
  • Vendor Show / Training
  • And more!

SFTY CS 2015-JulFlyer-Reg Form

San Diego Section – SARBS Joint Event Stone Brewery Tour & Tasting

Join us for the joint San Diego Section – SARBS Stone Brewery Tour & Tasting Event!

This exclusive tour was designed specifically for CWEA, highlighting the brewery’s innovation, environmentally friendly approach to its waste stream and recycling.

Tour includes a 4-flight (4oz) beer tasting with appetizers to share. Bar will open at 4pm for additional purchases. (Not included in price of admission)

Space is limited so sign up now!!

Stone Brewery Sign Up

Thursday, August 13, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)



SARBS Certification Prep Session – Thursday, June 25, 2015!

Prepare for your upcoming CWEA certification exam by participating in this interactive session. Our trained moderators will share how to use the many resources and tools to get you on the path to your certification

Click here for the flyer: SARBS Certification Prep – 2015

Need Directions to San Bernardino Valley College? Map It: 701 S. Mount Vernon Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92410

Click here for College Map and Parking Informattion: Map and Parking Information

Let Us Know You’re Attending! Register Online: SARBS Certification Prep Registration – 2015FeaturedSlider_CertPrepSession

SARBS PDC Seminar: One-Day Wastewater Treatment Training and Vendor Exhibition with Door Prize Giveaway – June 3, 2015

The Phoenix Club, 1340 S. Sanderson Avenue, Anaheim, CA

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 – 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Excellent topics covered and further details provided on flyer.

Early Registration Fees: $25 for students, $140 for CWEA members, $165 for Non Members; fees includes lunch

Register Online:

Event Flyer: June 3 SARBS PDC Seminar Flyer


The water industry uses thermoplastic piping and valve systems for many applications that require corrosion-resistant materials that are still cost-effective. Chemical dosing, ultrapure filtration, acid waste drainage – there are just some of the applications for these systems. Georg Fischer is a leading manufacturer of engineered thermoplastics, actuators, and control components…and one of their newest fabrication facilities is right in our backyard! Join us in touring this facility and learn the ins and outs of how these systems are fabricated, joined, and controlled.

Exciting new tour!! Register online:

Click here for the flyer:SARBS GF Piping Systems Tour – April 8 2015

SARBS GF Piping Systems Tour - April 8 2015

Enter to win a free registration to the CWEA 2015 Annual Conference in San Diego! Valued at $475+!

If you are interested in a free registration to CWEA’s 2015 Annual Conference, please see below. The registration is valued at $475+, and the conference typically draws over 1400 professionals in the water/wastewater profession. Information on the CWEA 2015 Annual Conference is available at

Enter your submission on the SARBS Facebook Page today!

CWEA AC15 Reg Contest Flyer - SARBS

SARBS 2015-2016 Annual Strategic Planning Workshop – Friday, March 20, 2015

We will be holding our SARBS 2015-2016 Annual Strategic Planning Workshop from 9am to 1pm on Friday, March 20, 2015 at Carollo Engineers, Inc., 3150 Bristol Street, Suite 500, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. At the meeting, we will finalize budgets, the calendar for the upcoming year, dates/times for BOD meetings, and general SARBS business. It is important for Board members and committee leaders to attend this workshop so that this upcoming year of activities is as smooth as possible. If you are interested in attending, please contact Rashi Gupta at