Delta Diablo Sanitation District wins state Public Outreach Award

CASA 2014 Public Education Award given to Delta Diablo Sanitation District.

CASA 2014 Public Education Award given to Delta Diablo Sanitation District.

Delta Diablo Sanitation District is proud to have received the 2014 Public Outreach and Education Award from the California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA). DDSD is designated as the East Contra Costa Resource Recovery Agency.

Located on the Pittsburg-Antioch Highway, DDSD provides essential public health services to all residents and businesses in Antioch, Bay Point and Pittsburg.

In addition, the plant operates one of the largest industrial recycled water facilities in California producing an average of eight million gallons of recycled water for industrial power plant cooling, irrigation and landscape purposes, each day. They also manage the Delta Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility which serves 97,000 homes in East Contra Costa.

CASA Achievement Awards recognize extraordinary clean water services, programs, and projects of member agencies developing unique and innovative approaches to improving public health in the communities they serve. Delta Diablo was honored for creating the Jean-Michel Cousteau Global Water Education for Youth event. Held on February 12, 2014, the internationally-recognized environmentalist, explorer, educator and film producer, Jean-Michel Cousteau visited East Contra Costa and gave an environmental presentation to 1,200 high school students from three school districts.

The engaging presentation by Cousteau reflected his mission to explore our global ocean, inspiring and educating people throughout the world to act responsibly for its protection, documenting the critical connection between humanity and nature, and celebrating the ocean’s vital importance to the survival of all life on our planet.

Antioch Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Donald Gill congratulates the local resource recovery agency for being publicly acknowledged by their industry peers for coordinating a unique event which included all logistics and raising sponsorship funds so there was no cost to students or school districts to participate.

“This special event allowed our students to interact with an internationally-recognized environmental steward and be inspired by his important messages about protecting their environment, our local waterways and pollution prevention. Moreover, it reflects Delta Diablo’s commitment to Linked Learning business-education programs in our high schools.”

Established in 1996, CASA Achievement Awards demonstrate the valuable commitment by wastewater agencies to provide clean water services for California communities. Roberta Larson, Executive Director of CASA said “Our members are dedicated to fostering public health through innovative solutions and unique approaches to ensuring effective engagement with the communities they serve. The awards program is an important opportunity to recognize their achievements.”

Cousteau’s presentation was filmed by Contra Costa Television and is next available for viewing at 4:00pm on Wednesday, February 25th under the title “Stewardship of the Oceans”.

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