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disseminate information from the Sanitation Districts to the organizations and neighborhoods they 
represent. The CAC meets quarterly and is responsible for many of the improvements associated with 
the JWPCP, including odor reductions and perimeter landscaping.  

In partnership with LA County, the Sanitation Districts hold Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic 
Waste Collection Program (HHW) gives Los Angeles County residents a legal and cost-free way to 
dispose of unwanted household chemicals that cannot be disposed of in the regular trash. The program 
also helps to prevent disposal of hazardous materials down household drains.   

The Sanitation Districts have hosted an Earth Day celebration for the past 10 years. Each year, anywhere 
from 1,500 to 3,000 attendees and around 50 exhibitors from the local community come to the 
Sanitation Districts’ administrative office to learn and share information about the Sanitation Districts 
and environmentally sustainable practices.  

A partnership with the South Bay Environmental Services Center, under the South Bay Council of 
Governments (SBCOG), serves as a central clearinghouse for energy efficiency and water conservation 
resources, by providing information and solutions to businesses, residents and governments. Partners 
include Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), City of Torrance, SoCal Gas, 
Southern California Edison, West Basin Municipal Water District, Los Angeles Department of Water and 
Power.  

The Sewer Science program, established in 2003 by the Sanitation Districts and currently in partnership 
with the Youth Science Center, provides students with a real-life application of science as they make, 
clean, and test wastewater.  Sewer Science is a 3-4 day wastewater treatment laboratory for high school 
students. All materials for the lab are provided by the Sanitation Districts and facilitators are provided 
through a partnership between the Sanitation Districts and the Youth Science Center.    

This World Water College Grant Program is a program that provides grants for college students to 
research, develop, and communicate water conservation technology that can be employed cost-
effectively in water-stressed regions such as Southern California.  Partners in the program include The 
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the United States, Department of the Interior, 
and the Bureau of Reclamation.  

The Districts is a sponsor of the Environmental Engineers of the Future (E2F) scholarship program which 
offers funding for students attending one of many outstanding Environmental Engineering Masters 
programs across the nation, in return for a two-year employment commitment. Sponsored by public 
agencies and private engineering firms, the program aims to further prepare students who have a broad 
interest in various environmental engineering fields, such as municipal water, wastewater, solid waste, 
air quality, water resources, hazardous waste, sustainable engineering and energy recovery.  Since the 
start of the program in 2005, approximately $1.1 Million has been provided to students obtaining a 
Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering.  

Think Watershed is a collaborative partnership that focuses on: funding field trips for elementary 
students in Los Angeles County on board a Floating Laboratory in Long Beach and Los Angeles Harbors; 
providing pre- and post-trip curriculum to maximize students’ Floating Lab experience; and establishing 
a website where students can post and compare results of data collected from on-board experiments. 
Our Partners include agencies, educators, and businesses such as the Port of Los Angeles, Central Basin