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25 Years of Service

West Yost Associates is celebrating our 25 year anniversary by rolling up our sleeves and getting to work.

We’ve invited clients and colleagues to recommend 25 charitable organization that matter to them and their communities. Throughout this year (our 25th year) we will be getting to work contributing time and/or resources to these worthy causes. You can watch our progress here, or on our Facebook page.

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City of Roseville, R.E.A.C.H. Fund
25 Years of Service

As part of our 25 Years of Service Program, West Yost made a donation to the City of Roseville, Roseville Employees Annual Charitable Hearts (R.E.A.C.H.) Fund.

The mission of the R.E.A.C.H. Fund is to enhance and improve the quality of life for South Placer residents by providing funding opportunities to local non-profit organizations serving the needs of our community’s youth, seniors and families.

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Boys & Girls Club of Tracy, CA
25 Years of Service

As part of our 25 Years of Service Program, West Yost donated $250 to the Boys & Girls Club of Tracy in support of the “Wild About Kids” Gala. The mission of the Girls and Boys Club is to inspire and enable young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

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Children’s Emergency Food Bank
25 Years of Service

As part of our 25 Years of Service Program, West Yost Associates invited clients to tell us what charitable organizations matter in their communities. The Dublin San Ramon Services District recommended Children’s Emergency Food Bank (CEFB). Established in 1969, the CEFB has been serving Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, and Danville families in emergency situations. An all-volunteer organization, CEFB provides canned and packaged food as well as gift certificates from local markets to obtain fresh foods.

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Mandy’s Blog
Engineers Without Boarders - Belize

About the Project:

Mandy Ott is the Project Manager for a 3-year, Engineers Without Boarders project in Sarteneja, Belize. The project is a drainage project for the Sarteneja coastal community of about 2,000 people. Every year the town experiences extreme flooding which can inundated some local houses with up to 5-feet of water. With this comes the obvious concerns of health, sanitation, safety, and loss of belongings in an already impoverished community.

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Training, Workshops, Speakers Bureau
West Yost Can Bring Training to Your Staff

West Yost has a number of technical workshops that we can deliver to clients and agency staff members at your offices or ours. An overview of current workshop topics is provided below, and we can customize a program to meet your specific project or staff needs.

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Unidirectional Flushing Programs Featured in Opflow
June 2016

Unidirectional flushing programs allow agencies to improve water quality and manage water distribution system assets more effectively than traditional flushing and implementing a pilot program is a great place to start. An article authored by Charles Duncan and Brenda Estrada, of West Yost Associates, is featured in AWWA’s June 2016 Opflow magazine.

If you are an AWWA member you can access the article here.

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Wastewater Collection System
Pipeline Rehabilitation

Overview and case studies on construction techniques, and pros and cons for rehabilitation methods including, CIPP; sliplining; machine spiral wound PVC; fold and form PVC; and pipe bursting. Overview of trenchless construction methods including microtunneling and Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD).

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Water: Backyard Main Replacement
Lesson Learned and Unique Approaches to Backyard Water Main Replacement

Technology transfer on lessons learned from over five backyard main replacement programs. Includes information on alternative design approaches to reduce bids and improve customer interaction, meter administration, utility coordination, maintaining service during construction, and coordinating new connection with new water mains.

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Unidirectional Flushing Programs Featured in Opflow
June 2016

Unidirectional flushing programs allow agencies to improve water quality and manage water distribution system assets more effectively than traditional flushing and implementing a pilot program is a great place to start. An article authored by Charles Duncan and Brenda Estrada, of West Yost Associates, is featured in AWWA’s June 2016 Opflow magazine.

If you are an AWWA member you can access the article here.

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West Yost Presents with Fresh Water Trust
Watershed Compliance Programs in the West

Walt Meyer (West Yost Associates) and Alex Johnson (The Freshwater Trust) will present a case study on the Medford Water Quality Trading Program for NPDES Compliance, at a workshop on watershed compliance programs in Sacramento.

The Workshop is April 14, 2016, 1:00 to 5:30 pm at the Citizen Hotel, 926 J Street, Sacramento, CA.

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Kathryn Gies Presents at CVCWA’s 2016 Conference
Many Mandates, Many Challengs, One Resource

Kathryn Gies, of West Yost Associates will present with Karen Ashby of Larry Walker Associates on the Methylmercury Special Project: Findings and Policy Updates at the CVCWA Annual Conference in Sacramento, May 18.

The following links to the conference’s website: CVCWA 2016 

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Conference Scholarships
Attend a Top Water Industry Conference, On Us!

West Yost routinely awards scholarships to qualified students to attend, free of charge, industry conferences that match our vision for advancing sustainable water management, including water, wastewater, and stormwater conferences.

Scholarship recipients receive paid registration to the conference, paid admission to conference meals, and travel assistance or reimbursement up to $500. The value of each scholarship typically ranges from $500 to over $1,000.

Past scholarship recipients have attend conferences associated with the following professional organizations:

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