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CSUF Student Health Fair
Student nurses in N402L Community Health Nursing apply community health theory with individuals, families, and communities. During the CSUF Health Fair, they conducted interactive educational displays that included games and appetizing Ceviche taste-testing samples for health topics entitled Ohhh, My Tapas: A Guide to Eating Healthy Snacks, Hand-washing Hygiene Clinic, and Rethink your Drink. Participation in this enjoyable public health nursing activity contributed to the promotion of good health among hundreds of CSUF campus students.
Students tour Groundwater Replenishing System
During their Public Health Community Nursing clinical rotation, CSUF Fall 2014 nursing students toured the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) and the Orange County Water District (OCWD) plants in Fountain Valley.
The OCSD is a public agency that provides wastewater collection, treatment and recycling for approximately 2.5 million people in central and northwest Orange County and treats an average of 207 million gallons of wastewater each day.
The OCWD and the OCSD have collaborated in a project, the Groundwater Replenishing System (GWRS) which is the world’s largest advanced water purification system for potable water. Treated water from OCSD flows to the OCWD where it undergoes a state-of-the-art three-step purification process to produce near-distilled-quality water. The daily 75 million gallons of water processed is used to create a seawater barrier and deposited in OCWD’s percolation basins where it filters through sand and gravel to the deep aquifers of the groundwater basin.
Recognized for their joint project, these agencies were lauded as global leaders in water reclamation and reuse. Their efforts are a way to reduce regional water insecurity and provide a local drought-proof water supply, necessary as an important public health issue.