Central San Academy


Central San Academy

Ever wonder what happens to water when it goes down the drain? Every spring, the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District Citizens Academy (Central San Academy) provides an award-winning, behind-the-scenes look at one of your community’s core services: wastewater treatment.

Participants in Central San Academy learn about almost everything we do, including how we use engineering, chemistry and technology to turn waste into worth by cleaning our community’s water and returning it to our customers as recycled water. The curriculum includes classroom learning, group activities, live demos, and a tour of our treatment plant, laboratory, recycled water fill station, and household hazardous waste collection facility.

This award-winning program is offered FREE of charge to participants. It is a rare glimpse into how used water gains new life.

Join us next spring to find out more about the other side of water!

When is Central San Academy?

The Academy will be held every Tuesday night between March 19, 2019 and April 30, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. One of the seven total classes, our facilities tour, is held during the day from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. so participants can see us in action.


For the first time, Central San Academy will be held at our Collection System Facility at 1250 Springbrook Road in Walnut Creek, except for one class (our facilities tour), which will be held at our headquarters and treatment plant at 5019 Imhoff Place, Martinez.

Why should you join us?

If you take an interest in the activities of your local government agencies, have considered employment in the wastewater industry, are curious to meet active members of your community, or just want to expand your general knowledge, we welcome you to our world. Throughout the program, you will have a chance to engage in discussions with our staff and your peers and provide feedback on how we as an organization can continuously improve. What we do directly benefits and impacts you, and your input is important! Our goal is for you to have a better understanding of your government and the core services we provide. For more information, please view our informational brochure.

How do I apply?

Thank you for your interest! We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2019 session Please fill out our online application form HERE.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at academy@centralsan.org or by calling 925-229-7390.

NOTE: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and state law, we offer this course in a manner that is readily accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. If you are disabled and require special accommodations to participate, please contact academy@centralsan.org or call 925-229-7390.