Some of the biggest “enemies” of the wastewater treatment process are dental floss and various personal care or disinfectant wipes, which form a mass and collect debris. These masses jam or shut down the pumps, which can increase maintenance and operational costs and possibly harm the environment. You can help prevent this by learning what not to flush down the drain.
Wastewater that is not recycled at the Meadowlark Facility is treated at the Encina Wastewater Authority, which is partially owned by Vallecitos.
Solids removed from the wastewater treatment process at Meadowlark are
piped to Encina, where they are recycled into an environmentally friendly
biofuel or fertilizer marketed as PureGreen Organic Nitrogen Fertilizer. The recycled wastewater solids are very effective as a fertilizer and an excellent example of a sustainable and renewable resource. As a result, the District fertilizes its Sustainable Demonstration Garden
with the PureGreen Fertilizer.
Watch the video below to learn more about the Meadowlark plant.
To request a group tour of Meadowlark, click here.