Regulated by the California Regional Water Quality Control Board Lahontan Region, the Adelanto Public Utilitiies Authority (APUA) provides water and wastewater treatment services to the City of Adelanto, a high desert community of approximately 31,000. The APUA wastewater treatment and collection facilities include: the Adelanto Wastewater Treatment Plant, 176,772 feet of gravity sewer lines, a sewage lift station at the intersection Koala Road and Desoto Avenue and associated force mains.
Wastewater Treatment Emergency. With the use of the Micromedia system inoperable, in August 2009 the APUA diverted up to 1.2 million gallons per day of secondary-treated wastewater flows from the Biolac system to the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority's (VVWRA) treatment facility for a short period of time to complete repair of a dislodged plugged pipe. The remaining flows were discharged to the four percolation ponds at the Adelanto Wastewater Treatment Plan. Until recently all wastewater was routed through the Biolac system then either diverted to the VVWRA's treatment facility or released into the APUA ponds. However, on July 28, 2010, APUA stopped diverting secondary-treated flows and began diverting 800,000 gallons per day of untreated wastewater influent to VVWRA.
Emergency means a sudden, unexpected occurence, involving a clear and imminent danger, demanding immediate action to prevent or mitigate loss of, or damage to, life, health, property or essential public services.