The Metropolitan Waste Water Reclamation Project Collection dates from 1952-1967. It consists solely of paper records, and documents the city's process of determining the best method
of waste disposal for San Diego. Included in the collection is the original proposal booklet submitted by Holmes & Navar-Montgomery.
This booklet contains the 1958 plan for the treatment and disposal of city sewage into San Diego Bay. Also included are editorials,
letters to the editor, and newspaper clippings for and against the city's proposal to dispose of waste water into the ocean
off the Point Loma coast.
In 1958 the city of San Diego conducted a study to determine a better way to dispose of sewage. Prior to this study, the
city's sewage was disposed of in the San Diego bay, after receiving varying degrees of treatment. The city contracted with
the firm of Holmes & Navar-Montgomery to find an alternative to dumping waste in the bay to eliminate potential health and
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the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections
is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Requests for permission to publish must be
submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission
is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available
for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including
but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
This collection is open for research.