More stories about Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

  • HR Green engineer elected APWA president

    The American Public Works Association announced 2015’s volunteer leaders during its annual convention in early August.

  • Next-generation recycling

    A West Coast city shaves the cost of installing one of the nation's largest membrane bioreactor systems by one-third.

  • Great Expectations

  • Let The Sun Shine

    When San Diego's Alvarado Water Treatment Plant integrated solar power into its operations last year, it found a new source for 30% of its electricity. Today, nearly 1.8 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of the plant's power are generated by photovoltaic panels installed onsite, saving $70,000 annually.

  • Locked Out

    Ten years ago, security at most mid-sized water treatment plants was little more than a locked door. Today, water and wastewater utilities are doing their best to protect the vulnerabilities of systems that spread out over literally millions of miles.

  • Public Defender

    Since the public sector isn't burdened by the requirement to be profitable, we're free to deliver service based on what's best for the public.

  • Information-Based Budgeting

    Turning around the condition of a city's streets is difficult at best. After years of neglect, Los Angeles suburb Oxnard, Calif., is beginning the long, slow climb back to smoother rides for its 180,000 residents.