A lot has changed since 2007 at the White Slough Water Pollution Control Plant in Lodi, Calif. There’s a new biosolids process, a new tertiary treatment process, new leadership, and a big new customer for the plant’s tertiary-treated reclaim water.

One thing that hasn’t changed is the operating team’s commitment to excellence. Under Karen Honer, wastewater treatment superintendent, and Larry  Parlin, deputy director of Public Works — Utilities, the staff consistently produces effluent that meets stringent nitrogen limits while finding innovative ways to keep costs down.

Video shot by Lezlie Sterling.