More stories about Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

  • Ventura County eliminates water pollutants with innovation infiltration system

    To prevent contaminants from polluting the community's water, Ventura County's Public Work's Watershed Protection Agency designed an innovative approach that has changed the way we deal with environment elements such as rain.

  • 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.