Founded in 1974, this public joint powers agency manages wastewater treatment for San Lorenzo, Hayward, Castro Valley, San Leandro and nearby communities, and by arrangement for Pleasanton, Dublin and Livermore. It is run by a commission with representatives from each of its five member agencies. Its meetings are public, held usually on the third Wednesday of each month. EBDA's office is pleasant, surrounded by a recycled-water feature that evokes its mission and purpose. Minutes and other public documents are posted on EBDA's Web site.