ARTICLE. Insights, Infrastructure, and In General topics on Sustainability by Gregg Dieguez (Speech given at the 1/8/2020 Midcoast Community Council Meeting). I speak to you tonight about the lack of sustainability on our mid-coast, and what it means to you: the residents, ratepayers, and taxpayers. You are aware that the Big Wave development, placed on […]
VIDEO. Tony and Felipe doing their jobs. Teamwork makes the dream work. Safety first at SAM. Say thanks when you you see them.
VIDEO. Dan Childs, Waste Water Management consultant for Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) presents SAM Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to the Montara Sewer and Water District (MSWD). SAM was built in late 1970s. In late 1990’s there was an upgrade. Time for another upgrade. Last upgrade was 20 years ago. The $40 million does not include […]
VIDEO. How to plan for the next 20 years. Start with a 5 year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), with a 10 year outlook, reviewed on a rolling basis. There is a lot of maintenance due to corrosion. There are 30-20 year old aerators, controllers, digester, etc.. Electrical will be expensive. And then there is Sea […]
VIDEO. Heidi Sanborne of the National Stewardship Action Council (NSAC) asks the Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) Board to fund ($1,000) NSAC advocacy of “circular economy” in Sacramento. In particular, sewer authorities statewide are battling “flushable” wipes. Specifically, AB 1672 (2020 legislation) addresses Wet Wipe Labelling. Flushable wipes do NOT disintegrate like toilet paper does. Kimberly-Clark […]
VIDEO. Trash, don’t flush. Just because the label says “flushable” on the wipes container, does NOT mean you should flush them. We are trapped by bad marketing and a powerful wipes lobby. Wipes and rags are a huge problem for Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM). Ultimately, the costs will be passed on to SAM customers. If […]
VIDEO. Director Eric Marshall notified the MWSD District Board of his resignation from the Board of Directors on October 16, 2019, effective immediately. His resignation creates a vacancy on the Board which the remaining members may fill either by appointment or calling a special election within sixty (60) days of the vacancy (by December 16, […]