Burbank Public Works Department Honored


A major Burbank public works project was named “Project of the Year” by the American Public Works Association’s (APWA’s) Southern California Chapter, the City announced this week.

At the APWA “Building Excellence Shaping Tomorrow” awards ceremony held December 7th, the Public Works Department, accompanied by Burbank’s Mayor Jess Talamantes, received honors for their Two-Million-Gallon Equalization Basin project at the City of Burbank’s Wastewater Reclamation Plant.

The Equalization Basin project, completed on October 15, 2010, added a new two-million-gallon equalization basin to the City’s existing 45-year-old wastewater plant. This improvement increased plant capacity from 9 to 12.5 million gallons per day, capturing peak daytime flows for treatment during nighttime low flow hours, providing more reclaimed water for irrigation and other reuse, thus decreasing the City’s dependence on imported water.

The APWA is an association of public works professionals and represents leaders throughout the United States and Canada. The Southern California Chapter covers the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino.

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