California Water History

Stories from the CWEA Archives

In 1928 we started as the California Sewage Works Association, became the Water Pollution Control Association and today we are the California Water Environment Association (CWEA). Over the years we've seen some amazing water professionals and projects. Here are just a few...

The Past President Project – “Finding Fred”

January 5, 2018

Did you know that CWEA’s second President was an early leader in the field of collection system maintenance? The CWEA …

City of Pasadena Activated Sludge Pilot Plant

Documenting the California Activated Sludge Centennial

July 2, 2017

100 Years of Activated Sludge in California 1917-2017 This article describes some of the research process into the history and …