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San Pablo Water Treatment Plant and WFP Auction

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Location: 300 Berkeley Park Boulevard, Kensington, CA

Come join BAWWA and tour the San Pablo WTP (SPWTP) with the treatment plant in service, a rare occurrence. This historic water treatment plant, which sits near the Berkeley Hills, was built in 1919 and currently operates as a standby/emergency plant for EBMUD. SPWTP has a conventional treatment process with a maximum treatment capacity of 30 MGD and was returned to service on September 1, 2016 to support the Orinda WTP Improvement Project. Orinda WTP, built in 1935, is the workhorse of EBMUD’s system, and serves 800,000 customers every day is schedule for major improvements starting in November 2016 through March 2017. SPWTP was last used in 2007 to supply District customers during the Claremont Tunnel Outage.

Tour Size/Spots: Unlimited

Time: Arrive by 3:00 PM; tour will start promptly.

Clothing Requirements: Comfortable walking shoes.

Parking/Carpooling: Parking at the facility is limited, so carpooling is strongly encouraged.

Registration: RSVP by November 2, 2016.

General Membership Meeting and Dinner

Location: Lake Chalet

Address: 1520 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA 94612

Following the tour of the San Pablo Water Treatment Plant, make your way to Lake Chalet in Oakland. Attendees are invited to enjoy a social hour and no-host bar starting at 5:00 pm. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm, followed by the Annual Meeting, which includes the election of new 2017 Directors and Officers, concluding with the Water For People Auction.

  • 5:00 No-Host Bar

  • 6:00 Dinner

  • 7:00 Annual Meeting and Water For People Auction

Entrée Options:

  • Housemade Herb Gnocchi, Glazed Market Vegetables, Sweet Butter, Parmigiano-Reggiano

  • West Coast Carbonara Penne Pasta, Mary's Farm Herbed Chicken, English Peas, Zoe's Bacon, Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese, Lemon Zest

  • Pan-Roasted Salmon, Asparagus, Spiced Couscous, Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

BAWWA Annual Water for People Auction

Water for People is a nonprofit that works with people in developing countries to improve their access to safe drinking water and sanitation. Around the world, 783 million people do not have access to safe drinking water, and over 2.5 billion people lack adequate sanitation facilities. Water for People is working to change those statistics. In 2011, Water For People launched its daring “Everyone, Forever” initiative aimed at making real, sustainable change in the communities where the organization works.

Water For People is dedicated to using donor’s funds wisely, and for the past twelve years the organization has received a four-star rating – the highest possible – from the independent evaluator Charity Navigator.

BAWWA has been increasingly successful in raising money for WFP in our annual auction, and having a great time while doing it. We hope to continue the trend this year!

A successful auction depends on having exciting auction items! Popular items include food baskets, wine, power tools, and electronics. If you have any items you’d like to donate, please contact:

Lisa Pezzino,
BAWWA Water for People Chairperson
(415) 776-5800 x 304