Carmichael Water District was a BERC (Business Environmental Resource Center) 2003 Pollution Prevention Award Winner

Recognized for:

  • Installing a 20,000 square foot microfiltration water treatment plant that exceeds Safe Drinking Water Act standards for 38,500 customers.
  • Reducing the amount of chlorine stored and used from 120,000 gallons per year to 24,000 gallons per year.
  • Establishing a tertiary treatment filtration process that cleans backwash system water, recycles the water back through the primary system, and eliminates the need to discharge this wastewater to the sewer (eliminating a sewer bill too).
  • Developing a transportation efficiency program that reduced the number of truck trips to the plant from 3 per week to one every six weeks, thus reducing air quality impacts.