The Napa River was an 'open cesspool' for a century, then NapaSan came along

Napa Valley Register

Napa Sanitation District is marking a county-transfiguring anniversary—it formed 75 years ago to turn the Napa River from an “open cesspool” with raw sewage into a water recreation draw... “It’s unacceptable to trade clean water for better smelling air,” said Jonathan Kaplan of San Francisco BayKeeper.