May 8, 2018 > You?re invited to a 100-year sanitation celebration
You?re invited to a 100-year sanitation celebration
Submitted By Michelle Powell
Are you wondering what to wear to Union Sanitary District?s Centennial Open House event on Saturday, May 19? Hint: break out your sensible shoes and leave your flip-flops and sandals at home. During the 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. event visitors will have a chance to tour the district?s facilities and learn about what they do through fun displays, interactive demonstrations and a plant tour which includes lots of walking, stairs and some uneven surfaces. So, it?s important that shoes be comfortable and closed-toed.
Family-friendly games, giveaways and free refreshments will round out the activities at the event which celebrates the district?s 100th anniversary of providing sanitary services to the community. The celebration is also a great opportunity for students to explore careers. ?We encourage students of all ages to come and talk to our engineers, plant operators, chemists, collection system workers, mechanics, electricians, business services staff and more to learn about the work we do to protect human health and the environment,? said General Manager Paul Eldredge. ?I?m proud that visitors will meet our dedicated, highly-trained staff. They enjoy showcasing the complexities of maintaining over 800 miles of sewer lines and operating a 33acre wastewater treatment plant.?
?It?s a rare privilege for a utility to serve customers for 100 years,? Eldredge added. ?We?re honored to be an integral part of the history and daily life of Fremont, Newark, and Union City.?
A previous event in 2015 was a smash-hit with the community ? more than 1,100 attendees enjoyed visiting the facility, participating in activities, and chatting with employees. ?We?re busy planning even more fun ways for guests to enjoy the festivities at our centennial event,? said Eldredge. ?This is a very special birthday for us, and we?re excited to celebrate it with our customers.?
Union Sanitary District?s Centennial Open House is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at 5072 Benson Road Union City. Admission is free. For details, call (510) 477-7500 or visit the Union Sanitary webpage at www.unionsanitary.ca.gov.
Union Sanitary Open House
Saturday, May 19
10 a.m. ? 2 p.m.
5072 Benson Road, Union City