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Beginning in the 1920's up to the late 1950's, the Redlands "Sewer Farm" (a common term during that time) was located north and west of the City, on the north side of the Santa Ana River, near Alabama Street. Treatment technology at that time was limited and the treatment provided was minimal. Raw sewage was placed in a large tank, and allowed to settle. The solids were then transferred to large drying lagoons, and the liquid portion, without further treatment, was discharged to the Santa Ana River.

 
In the late 1950's federal legislators enacted nationwide regulations which required upgrades of all wastewater treatment facilities and the elimination of all pipelines crossing water courses wherever possible.
 
As a result of these new regulations, the City of Redlands facility was relocated in the early 1960's to the south side of the river at the north end of Nevada Street and modified to provide secondary wastewater treatment. With this method of treatment the wastewater solids are settled in large tanks and then removed, dried and then disposed of off site. The liquid portion is combined with "safe to humans" bacteria and processed further as the bacteria consume over 95% of the waterborne pollutants. The processed water is then percolated back into the groundwater basin.
 
The Redlands Wastewater Treatment Facility is located on approximately 50 acres. The facility currently employs a staff of 23 plus 6 Operator-in-training volunteers and operates on a continuous basis. The facility has the ability to process 9.5 million gallons of wastewater per day, and is currently processing about 6 million gallons per day. The facility is very efficient in it's ratio of gallons of wastewater treated to number of employees, and the degree of treatment achieved. The facility has never been cited for any violation and maintains a good reputation in the industry.
 
LABORATORY
 
The City of Redlands operates a certified environmental laboratory for monitoring its drinking water supply and wastewater effluent. The laboratory is certified by the State of California, Department of Health Services. The laboratory has two objectives. First, the laboratory provides information to the operational staff of the City's water and wastewater treatment facilities, and sanitary landfill. Second, the laboratory provides monitoring information to the State of California's environmental regulatory agencies. The laboratory staff is trained in highly technical testing procedures, and uses sophisticated instrumentation, such as ion chromatography and total organic carbon, to perform required laboratory analysis.
 
The City's laboratory is located in the Training Center Building at the City's Wastewater Treatment Plant. The laboratory is in operation every day of the year, to provide the laboratory analysis and reports required for daily water and wastewater operations to meet all regulatory standards. The laboratory is currently staffed with five positions, including a regulatory compliance officer and four laboratory technicians.
 
The City's laboratory operates cost-effectively and responsively to meet the joint needs of the City's three Municipal Utilities, water, wastewater, and solid waste (landfill), to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements for safe drinking water, for a high degree of wastewater treatment and disposal, and protection of groundwater quality.

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2014 City Hall Calendar

City Hall Hours:
7:30 am to 5:30 pm

Events Calendar

 

Upcoming

Wednesday, April 16th

  1. Post 261 Explorer Meeting
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, April 16th
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • Open Enrollment to join the Redlands Explorer Program is in January of every year, but you can pick-up and drop-off applications through-out the entire year at the Fire Administration office. Ages to join are between 15 years To 21 years old.

      Fire Administrative Office
      35 Cajon Street #12
      Redlands, CA 92373

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Yesterday

  1. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Thursday, April 17th
    • End time: 10:30am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room with your toddler. Open to ages 2 & 3, we sing and share fabulous stories. Meet new friends afterwards out in the park as most of the families stay to play!

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  2. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:40am
    • End date: Thursday, April 17th
    • End time: 10:55am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room each Thursday morning for great songs, and stories!

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  3. Market Night
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, April 17th
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Established in 1988, Redlands Market Night has established itself as one of the most successful certified farmers markets in Southern California! Vendors vie to participate in the event that has attracted thousands of weekly visitors since its inception. Visitors are welcomed into an inviting atmosphere complete with lighted trees, brick sidewalks, historic buildings, and great musical entertainment. Crowds are pleasantly surrounded by over 150 food and merchandise booths, not to mention the downtown shopkeepers, every Thursday night.

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Tomorrow

  1. Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End date: Saturday, April 19th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • The City’s successful Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market brings fresh local produce to historic downtown Redlands every Saturday.

      The Saturday Morning Certified Farmers’ Market began June 6, 2009, bringing local growers to the City parking lot south of Redlands Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth streets near Ed Hales Park. The market operates from 8 to 11 a.m. every Saturday, excluding holiday weekends.

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  2. Coffee with the Council
  3. Household Hazardous Waste collection
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Saturday, April 19th
    • End time: 12:30pm
    • During operating hours, residents can dispose of household materials including, outdated prescription medication (with the exception of controlled substances), outdated pet prescription medication, paint products, chemical cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers, hobby/pool supplies, automotive oil, filters, brake fluid, transmission fluid, anti-freeze, gasoline, and propane tanks.

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  4. Spanish Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Saturday, April 19th
    • End time: 10:45am
    • Join us in the story corner of the Young Readers' Room and enjoy stories and songs in Spanish!

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Sunday, April 20th

  1. Library Closed

Monday, April 21st

  1. Chinese Story Time
    • Start time: 05:45pm
    • End date: Monday, April 21st
    • End time: 06:15pm
    • Join us in the Story corner of the Young Readers' Room for Chinese/Mandarin songs and stories.

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Tuesday, April 22nd

  1. Planning Commission Meeting
  2. Pajama Story Time
    • Start time: 07:00pm
    • End date: Tuesday, April 22nd
    • End time: 07:30pm
    • Join us in the story corner of the Young Readers' Room for Pajama Story Time each Tuesday evening. We will have great stories read aloud to the kids.

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Wednesday, April 23rd

  1. Preschool Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Wednesday, April 23rd
    • End time: 10:45am
    • Come join in the fun of stories and songs and meet new friends! Join us in the Assembly Room each Wednesday morning at 10:15 a.m.

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  2. Post 261 Explorer Meeting
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, April 23rd
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • Open Enrollment to join the Redlands Explorer Program is in January of every year, but you can pick-up and drop-off applications through-out the entire year at the Fire Administration office. Ages to join are between 15 years To 21 years old.

      Fire Administrative Office
      35 Cajon Street #12
      Redlands, CA 92373

    • View this event in Google Calendar

Thursday, April 24th

  1. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Thursday, April 24th
    • End time: 10:30am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room with your toddler. Open to ages 2 & 3, we sing and share fabulous stories. Meet new friends afterwards out in the park as most of the families stay to play!

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  2. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:40am
    • End date: Thursday, April 24th
    • End time: 10:55am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room each Thursday morning for great songs, and stories!

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  3. Market Night
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, April 24th
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Established in 1988, Redlands Market Night has established itself as one of the most successful certified farmers markets in Southern California! Vendors vie to participate in the event that has attracted thousands of weekly visitors since its inception. Visitors are welcomed into an inviting atmosphere complete with lighted trees, brick sidewalks, historic buildings, and great musical entertainment. Crowds are pleasantly surrounded by over 150 food and merchandise booths, not to mention the downtown shopkeepers, every Thursday night.

    • View this event in Google Calendar

Friday, April 25th

  1. City Hall Closed
    • Extended service hours are offered in order for the public to conduct City business before and after traditional business hours. City staff is available 9 hours a day to serve you. City Hall offices are closed every other Friday.

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Saturday, April 26th

  1. Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End date: Saturday, April 26th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • The City’s successful Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market brings fresh local produce to historic downtown Redlands every Saturday.

      The Saturday Morning Certified Farmers’ Market began June 6, 2009, bringing local growers to the City parking lot south of Redlands Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth streets near Ed Hales Park. The market operates from 8 to 11 a.m. every Saturday, excluding holiday weekends.

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  2. Household Hazardous Waste collection
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Saturday, April 26th
    • End time: 12:30pm
    • During operating hours, residents can dispose of household materials including, outdated prescription medication (with the exception of controlled substances), outdated pet prescription medication, paint products, chemical cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers, hobby/pool supplies, automotive oil, filters, brake fluid, transmission fluid, anti-freeze, gasoline, and propane tanks.

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  3. Spanish Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Saturday, April 26th
    • End time: 10:45am
    • Join us in the story corner of the Young Readers' Room and enjoy stories and songs in Spanish!

    • View this event in Google Calendar

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