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California Bureau of Sanitary Engineering records
WRCA 095  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Collection Number
  • Collection Scope and Contents
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Related Collections
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California Bureau of Sanitary Engineering records
    Date (inclusive): 1901-1966
    Collection Number: WRCA 095
    Creator: California. Bureau of Sanitary Engineering
    Extent: 30.33 linear feet (76 boxes)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: The collection consists of files of the former Bureau of Sanitary Engineering of the California Department of Public Health, located in Berkeley, California (now known as the Department of Health Services), relating to water quality.
    Languages: The collection is in English.

    Access

    The collection is generally open for research. A portion of the collection is unprocessed, and requires approval from Special Collections & Archives staff to use.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], [date if possible]. California Bureau of Sanitary Engineering records (WRCA 095). Water Resources Collections and Archives. Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    Provenance unknown.

    Processing History

    Processed by Water Resources Collections and Archives staff, 2007.

    Collection Number

    Collection number updated December 2018. Legacy collection number was MS 80/3. This change was part of a project in 2018/2019 to update the collection numbers for collections in the Water Resources Collections and Archives.

    Collection Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of files of the former Bureau of Sanitary Engineering of the California Department of Public Health, located in Berkeley, California (now known as the Department of Health Services), relating to water quality. Forms of the material include reports, correspondence, laboratory results and photographs. Materials also include applications to construct and operate sewage treatment works; disposal of septic tank effluent; discharge of sewage and industrial waste from industrial plants; sanitary surveys; taste and odor problems; sewer outfalls; water permits; and history of municipal water-supply systems throughout California.

    Collection Arrangement

    The collection consists of 57 series, arranged alphabetically by county and, within county, by municipality.

    Related Collections

    California Bureau of Sanitary Engineering records II (WRCA 148)

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Groundwater -- California -- Quality
    Ocean outfalls -- California
    Sanitary engineering
    Sewage disposal plants -- California
    Sewerage -- California
    Water -- Pollution -- California
    Water Quality -- California
    Water quality management -- California

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Correspondence
    Photographs
    Reports