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Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District Recognizes Careers in the Water Industry During California’s Water Professionals Appreciation Week, October 2 to 10

September 29, 2021:  As part of California’s fourth annual Water Professionals Appreciation Week, the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District recognizes the wastewater workers who help ensure that California’s water supplies are cleaned and protected. As front-line workers in public health, dedicated water professionals are now more critical than ever.

Water Professionals Appreciation Week was established in 2017 by Senate Concurrent Resolution 80, by Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa). Recent labor studies estimate that 60,000 people work in California’s water industry and roughly 6,000 new employees are needed each year due to turnover. The water industry offers a wide variety of rewarding career opportunities in engineering, biology, finance, business administration, law, communications and many more types of positions in high-demand occupations.

The measure was sponsored by a coalition of water associations led by the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) and including WateReuse California, California Municipal Utilities Association, California Association of Sanitation Agencies, and the California Water Environment Association. Under SCR 80, the annually designated week begins on the first Saturday of October and ends on the Sunday of the following weekend.

To arrange a media interview with one of Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District’s water professionals or for visuals of District facilities or operations, please visit the District website:

Talyon Sortor – Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District General Manager