CVSan Comic Book Wins Awards

Castro Valley Sanitary District’s (CVSan’s) “Defenders of the Bay” wastewater comic book has recently won awards from the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) and the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO). Over the past several years, CVSan has implemented its first-ever wastewater communications plan, and the Defenders of the Bay comic book was one of the projects within it. The comic book has not only enhanced community engagement, but also serves as a guide to how residents of Castro Valley can help their sewer infrastructure functioning properly by not flushing trash or wipes, and not putting fats, oils, and grease down drains. The specific awards recently received include:

  • Community Engagement Outreach Project of the Year Award – presented by CWEA’s San Francisco Bay Section.
  • Community Engagement and Outreach Program of the Year Award – presented by CWEA at the statewide level.
  • Excellence in Public Information and Communications - Award for Graphic Design – Print – presented by CAPIO.   

CVSan General Manager Roland Williams stated, "We are incredibly honored to receive these awards from CWEA and CAPIO. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team. We believe that outreach is a powerful tool to build stronger bonds with our community and inform them about the services we provide. This recognition inspires us to continue our efforts with even greater passion and determination."

CVSan’s Defenders of the Bay comic book features over 20 pages of action-packed wastewater battles and information. Free copies can be picked up at CVSan’s Office located at 21040 Marshall Street in Castro Valley.