ESD has established web presence and social media engagement. 
ESD has a robust RWF and CIP web sites highlighting wastewater treatment, CIP, and environmental 
On a regular basis, ESD staff posts a message about clean wastewater, diversity of fish and birds, and the 
Western Burrowing Owl on ESD’s three social media platforms. 
The CIP staff publishes a monthly report and semiannual reports on the ESD web page to update the 
Energy Efficiency 
ESD is committed to energy reduction. 
One of the RWF PMP’s objectives is to “pursue energy self‐sufficiency and reduced greenhouse gas 
emissions by promoting renewable energy generation, increased energy efficiency, and enclosed 
biosolids processing.” 
Two energy management projects are included in the CIP are underway: 

Aeration tanks rehabilitation ‐ Coarse bubble diffusers will be converted to fine bubble diffusers 

and tanks reconfigured to reduce energy demand 

Blower improvements ‐ Rehabilitating and replacing existing blowers to allow operations staff to 

utilize them according to aeration demands 
Both of these projects will reduce energy demand from aeration. 
Energy Generation 
Indication of management commitment: 
The RWF PMP defines the energy management goals that the RWF is actively pursuing through the CIP, 
including achieving energy self‐sufficiency by 2022. 
Internal energy sources evaluated: 
As part of the CIP, the Digester and Thickener Facilities Upgrade project will improve biogas production. 
Water Reuse 
ESD established a reuse strategy plan. 
The RWF also manages the South Bay Water Recycling (SBWR) program, delivering recycled water to 
approximately 700 customers in three South Bay cities.