Oro Loma Sanitary District is doing its part to protect the health of San Francisco Bay.
Oro Loma Sanitary District has completed a major upgrade to the wastewater treatment plant. Using a process that removes nitrogen from treated wastewater before it is discharged, the District is helping to protect the health of San Francisco Bay. Too much nitrogen (think fertilizer) in the water can lead to undesirable cycles of algae growth and decay, which, in turn, deplete oxygen levels and hurt ﬁsh and other organisms that live in the Bay.
Regulations controlling the levels of nutrients in treated wastewater discharged into San Francisco Bay are expected to become increasingly stringent. With this upgrade, Oro Loma is in a position to meet or exceed projected regulations for at least 20 years.