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SDEP July Monthly Meeting

  • Tuesday, July 09, 2013
  • 12:00 PM - 12:59 PM
  • Rock Bottom Brewery - La Jolla
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Cheryl Lester
City of San Diego, Public Utilities Department, Deputy Director,  Wastewater Treatment & Disposal Division
Jeff Pasek
Watershed Manager, City of San Diego , Public Utilities Department



50th Anniversary of the Metropolitan Sewerage System . . . Where we have been, where we are, and where we may be going.



$30 for members, $35 for non-members. Online registration will end at 5 pm on the Monday before the event. Walk-ins will be charged an additional $10.

**Seating is limited - reserve your seat early before event sells out**


A walk down memory lane of how wastewater was managed, which may be a surprise to some, and an overview of how we do things today.  The presentation will be topped off with the latest on where we may be headed in the future with wastewater management and reuse.

Speaker Information:

Cheryl Lester holds a BS in Chemistry from San Diego State University and  has worked for the City of San Diego since 1986. She started her City career in the Industiral Waste Program as a chemist doing sampling and analysis of industrial dischargers to the sewer system.  The Enviromental Services Department caught her eye in 1990 and she stayed for 20 years where she managed the City’s hazardous waste and residential household hazardous waste programs along with assisting with anything related to hazardous waste issues such as legal cases and large City construction projects.  Cheryl came back to her roots in 2012 to the Public Utilities Department where she now manages the San Diego Metropolitan Sewerage System which includes a team of 275 staff who operate, maintain, and support all of the wastewater treatement plants and large pumping stations.

Jeffery Pasek is the Watershed Manager for the Public Utilities Department.  He oversees the management of water and other natural resource on 42,000 acres of land owned by the department around the City’s source water reservoirs. He also guides the department’s interaction with other governmental entities and private land owners across 946 square miles of land that drain to the reservoirs.  Jeffery’s work with San Diego’s water system spans more than thirty years.  He was the Senior Biologist in the City’s Water Quality Laboratory and has worked as a reservoir biologist, lake ranger, and resident reservoir keeper. Jeffery is a member of the American Water Works Association, North American Lake Management Society, and the American Water Resources Association.  He has served on the Board of Directors and President of the California Lake Management Society. Jeffery is a native San Diegan and is a lifelong resident of the San Diego area.  He is a graduate of San Diego State University where he studied geology and aquatic biology. 


  • BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger
  • Southwest Chicken Pasta,
  • Margherita Pizza (vegetarian)

*Food is cooked to order, so please register for this event if you plan to attend. Walk-ins will have to wait for 20-30 minutes for their food to be prepared.

*Please note you will not be allowed to change your menu choice on the day of the event so that the kitchen staff can have your meal ready for you at the start of the meeting.


Rock Bottom Brewery
8980 Villa La Jolla Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037 


Directions from the North: Take I-5 or I-805 S to La Jolla Village Dr. Turn right off the freeway onto La Jolla Village Dr. Make your first left on Villa La Jolla Dr. Turn right into Rock Bottom parking lot.

Directions from the South: Take I-5 or I-805 N to La Jolla Village Dr. Turn left off the freeway onto La Jolla Village Dr. Turn left on Villa La Jolla Dr. Turn right into Rock Bottom parking lot.

Members: please remember to login in with your email and password before registering to ensure you receive the member price!

Summer Social:

Don't forget . . .  FIRST Pitch Fund raiser for SDEP scholarship!  Here is your chance to throw the opening pitch at the start of the game.  Tickets $10 per entry/ticket. Winner will be picked at the July SDEP meeting (winner does not have to be present at drawing).    

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