Southern California Alliance of Publicly Owned Treatment Works

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The Southern California Alliance of Publicly Owned Treatment Works (SCAP) is a non-profit corporation that lobbies on behalf of publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) and wastewater collections systems.[1] Among their causes, SCAP lobbies for the use of sewage sludge as fertilizer. SCAP members are POTWs from seven southern California counties that together collects and/or treats the wastewater for 16 million people.[2]

Involvement in San Francisco Sludge Controversy

In May 2010, SCAP sent a letter of support to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission in favor of its sewage sludge compost giveaway program.[3] In its letter, SCAP refers to composting of sewage sludge as "a highly regulated practice, producing a valuable soil amendment."


Contact Information

  • Office Address:
  • 605 Third Street
  • Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Mailing Address:
  • P.O. Box 231565
  • Encinitas, CA 92024-1565

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