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 / POWERPOINT. Storm water improvements, Shoreline Protection, Topographic and Bathymetric Survey, Wave and Water Level Data Collection, Wave Driven Sediment Transport, and more. Next Steps • Wave and Water Level Data Collection (Redeployed 23rd October) • Permitting (Ongoing, began in October) • Final Engineering Design (Ongoing, 30% submittal 13th November) • CEQA (18th November […]
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. Granada Community Services District’s General Manager’s (Chuck Duffy) Report on the Medio Bridge. Besides being a major bike-ped artery, this rusty bridge has a rusty sewer pipe attached to it.
VIDEO. GCSD’s Barbara Dye reports on the SAM (Sewer Authority Midcoast) meeting on 10/25/19. GCSD Agenda 11/21/19 GCSD Mission Statement The District is responsible for parks, recreation, garbage and recycling services in the unincorporated areas of El Granada, Princeton, Princeton-by-the-Sea, Clipper Ridge, and Miramar. GCSD Regular Board Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each […]
VIDEO. First week of December, weather permitting, the work will start. RCD (Resource Conservation District) will work with GCSD (Granada Community Services District) to complete restoration to its riparian past. Surfers Beach or the Jetty parking lot.
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 […]
ARTICLE / VIDEO. Montara, CA – On November 21st, the Montara Water and Sanitary District (MWSD) selected Peter Dekker for appointment to the District’s Board of Directors. Director Dekker, a 28-year Montara resident, was selected from several candidates to fill former Director Eric Marshall’s seat. As a long-time resident, Director Dekker previously participated in the […]
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, […]