Collection Scope and Contents
Title: California Bureau of Sanitary Engineering records
Date (inclusive): 1901-1966
Collection Number: WRCA 095
California. Bureau of Sanitary Engineering
30.33 linear feet
Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
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.
The collection is generally open for research. A portion of the collection is unprocessed, and requires approval from Special
Collections & Archives staff to use.
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.
[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.
Processed by Water Resources Collections and Archives staff, 2007.
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
The collection consists of 57 series, arranged alphabetically by county and, within county, by municipality.
California Bureau of Sanitary Engineering records II (WRCA 148)
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the
library's online public access catalog.
Groundwater -- California -- Quality
Ocean outfalls -- California
Sewage disposal plants -- California
Sewerage -- California
Water -- Pollution -- California
Water Quality -- California
Water quality management -- California
Genres and Forms of Materials