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GREASE AVENGER (SEWER SYSTEM SUPERHERO) APPEARS AND THE “FOG” BEGINS TO CLEAR – THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES' OUTREACH PROGRAMS EQUATE TO TRUST AND SUCCESS

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Abstract:

Community participation has become an essential component of wastewater system management. There has been a nationwide shift in public participation in wastewater system management and operation such that public works managers can no longer work in a vacuum and/or only during the required environmental impact reporting process. The community now expects and demands to have a say in the things we do and the projects that impact them. Proactively sharing information with the community on a voluntary basis is no longer a choice. As public works managers, sharing our successes and failures and the lessons learned, in a forum such as that provided to us by WEFTEC 2003, will enable us to re-educate and prepare ourselves to once again take the lead to actively and effectively involve the community, voluntarily and willingly, in the projects that impact their quality of life.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2175/193864703784756147

Publication date: 2003-01-01

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