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San Diego Protects Sewer Systems and Conserves the Environment with Trees

San Diego is known for its great gardens, parks and even hot-air ballooning in majestic skies. But there’s more. Communities all throughout the city are decidedly protecting the environment, at large, by using trees for the benefit of infrastructure systems and conservation. Recently, the nearby city of Carlsbad approved a project to use the resources an assortment of native plants, including western sycamore, western cottonwood, coast live oak, California blackberry, and more. The city will spend approximately $600,000 for these improvements for the environment. The project is part of the city’s Habitat Management Plan, which is designed to preserve and

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San Diego Successful Strategy for Sewer Conditioning

San Diego is part of a semi-arid coastal desert environment that averages only 9.3 inches of rainfall annually. Less than one-fourth of San Diego’s water is of local origin, collected as runoff in the City’s nine reservoirs. The City is participating in a Water Conservation Program that consists of a diverse strategy aimed at reducing San Diego’s dependency and demand on imported water.  Profitable, cost- effective measures have been achieved by creating a water conservation plan that includes using water saving techniques in everyday life, adopting beneficial programs, and applying policies and ordinances designed to promote water conservation practices. Another

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Sewer System Record Keeping For UC at San Diego

The University of California at San Diego has a task oriented and carefully documented system for reporting sanitary sewer overflows when they occur. The goal for the UC San Diego’s Sewer System Management Plan is to schedule and properly manage, operate, and maintain all parts of the sanitary sewer system, as well as to identify effective notification and response procedures that will be used to address sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). The Environment, Health & Safety Department is required to maintain detailed documentation of SSOs for at least five years. Maintaining these records will help EH&S track the number of spills

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