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Free tours available at El Dorado Hills wastewater treatment plant

Free tours available at El Dorado Hills wastewater treatment plant

El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) invites you to join one of their 2011 wastewater tours.

Ever wondered what happens after you flush the toilet? You can find out by joining a tour of the El Dorado Hills wastewater treatment plant. Four tours are set for the second Thursday each of the following months: May 12, June 9, and July 14. All tours begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m.

Please email Jim Murphy at jmurphy@eid.org to reserve your spot.

There is no charge but space is limited to 25 participants per tour, EID customers will take priority.

Visit the EID website for more information on the District’s wastewater treatment and processes.

Fix a Leak Week—Check Your Plumbing Fixtures Today!

Fix a Leak Week—Check Your Plumbing Fixtures Today!

Did you know that leaks can account for, on average, 10,000 gallons of water wasted in the home every year? That's enough to fill a backyard swimming pool!

This week is Fix a Leak Week. Each year WaterSense reminds folks across America to check their plumbing fixtures and irrigation systems for water-wasting leaks.

Click here to read some tremendous tips for tracking down leaks, and much more.

Questions and Answers: Wastewater

Questions and Answers: Wastewater

What is secondary and tertiary wastewater treatment? There are several phases of wastewater treatment. In preliminary treatment, screening and grit removal occurs. Primary treatment includes the processes of sedimentation and floatation. Secondary treatment—also known as conventional secondary treatment—includes biological, chemical, and physical processes for the removal of suspended and dissolved solids prior to disinfection. Tertiary treatment is a more costly form of advanced wastewater treatment that produces a high level of wastewater quality by filtering the wastewater just prior to disinfection. It helps remove the finer particles that conventional secondary processes cannot remove.

EID offers wastewater treatment plant tours in EDH

EID offers wastewater treatment plant tours in EDH

EL DORADO HILLS - Ever wondered what happens after you flush the toilet? You can find out by joining a tour of EID's El Dorado Hills wastewater treatment plant (link opens a map).

Tours are set for the following Thursdays in 2011: April 14, May 12, June 9, and July 14. Each tour is limited to 25 guests (priority to District ratepayers) and lasts from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

To make a reservation for a tour, email jmurphy@eid.org or call 530-642-4408.

Grant funding request for Rubicon Trail projects available for viewing March 8

Grant funding request for Rubicon Trail projects available for viewing March 8

The El Dorado County Department of Transportation and El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department are applying to the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division for the 2010-11 grants program for funding of projects on the Rubicon Trail.

The grants applications will be posted on the OHMVR website on March 8. To review the grant applications submitted, click on  www.ohv.parks.ca.gov

The 30-day public review and comment period for the 2010-11 Grants and Cooperative Agreement Program begins March 7 and ends April 4. This period provides an opportunity for the public to review the preliminary applications submitted to the OHMVR Division for consideration during the current grant cycle.

Recycling in El Dorado Hills will soon deliver added rewards

Recycling in El Dorado Hills will soon deliver added rewards

El Dorado Hills residents already recycle, but soon they’ll get rewarded for it.

Recyclebank converts residents’ recycled waste into points redeemable for discounts at area grocers, restaurants and other merchants.

The El Dorado Hills Community Services District (CSD) and El Dorado Disposal is hosting an event to showcase Recyclebank.

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 26, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Nugget Market in Town Center, 4500 Post St., El Dorado Hills

Local and regional officials representing California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) , El Dorado Hills Community Services and El Dorado Disposal Service will also be in attendance.