Louis C. Sun, P.E.
Deputy Director of Public Works / Wastewater
Calera Creek Water Recycling Plant
700 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacifica, CA 94044
OFFICE HOURS- CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) THREAT
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Closed on Holidays
Maria Aguilar, P.E. - Plant Manager
Dave Peel – Acting Assistant Superintendent / Instrumentation Technician, Maintenance
Tony Magistrado – Acting Assistant Superintendent / Lead Operator
Susan Thaxton – Laboratory Supervisor
Peter Xuereb – Operator III / Mechanical Technician, Maintenance
Irene Carrasco – Administrative Clerk
Brian Martinez – Collection System Manager
Rey Mendez - Assistant Superintendent
Doug Trade – WW Program Coordinator
Jon St. Onge – WW Program Coordinator
Juan Castro – Pump Station Supervisor
THE CALERA CREEK WATER RECYCLING PLANT WILL BE PERFORMING ROUTINE MAINTENANCE STARTING MAY 6. SOME ODOR NUISANCE IS POSSSIBLE DURING THIS TIME.
TO ALL CITY OF PACIFICA RESIDENTS-
Department of Public Works appreciates your concerns and suggestions, and we appreciate your support for Essential Workers during this challenging time. The modern wastewater treatment plant and treatment process safe guards the public against spread of disease causing bacteria and viruses such as Typhoid, Cholera, Dysentery, Polio, Hepatitis, and now COVID-19. Please rest assured that the rules and codes developed by the Clean Water Act, EPA, CA State Water Resource Control Board, San Mateo County Health, and the City of Pacifica will prevent the contamination of drinking water and food supplies and protect wastewater workers. According to the latest guidelines from the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), wastewater workers with potential occupational exposures to COVID-19 does not require special precautions beyond those already used to protect workers from the hazards they encounter during their routine job tasks in solid waste and wastewater management. Below is a link to OSHA website:
Thank you for your continued support of our Essential Workers! Please ensure your safety and the safety of others!
PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH DISINFECTANT WIPES OR PAPER TOWELS DOWN THE TOILET!
Flushing wipes, paper towels and similar products down toilets will clog sewers and cause backups and overflows at wastewater treatment facilities, creating an additional public health risk in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Even wipes labeled “flushable” will clog pipes and interfere with sewage collection and treatment throughout the state.
Wipes are among the leading causes of sewer system backups, impacting sewer system and treatment plant pumps and treatment systems. Many spills go to our lakes, rivers, and oceans where they have broad ranging impacts on public-health and the environment. Preventing sewer spills is important, especially during this COVID-19 emergency, for the protection of public health and the environment! Below are links to the California Water Environment Website-
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
2020 American Public Works Association- Silicon Valley Section, Project of the Year - Wet Weather Equalization Basin (EQ Basin)
2020 American Society of Civil Engineers - San Francisco Section, Environmental Project of the Year - Wet Weather Equalization Basin (EQ Basin)
2020 California Water Environment Association – CA State Sewer Collection System (Small) of the Year - Pedro Point Sewer Rehab Project
2019 American Society of Civil Engineers - San Francisco Section, Flood Management Project Award (Regional Award) - Pedro Point Sewer Rehab Project
2019 American Public Works Association - Silicon Valley Chapter, Project of the Year Utilities – $2 Million to $5Million - Pedro Point Sewer Rehab Project