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August 12, 2019

Profiles in Reuse: New Flyer Explains Safety and Reliability of Potable Reuse

The WateReuse Association released a new flyer, Profiles in Reuse: Potable Reuse, which members can use to inform ratepayers, elected officials, and other stakeholders about the safety and reliability of using purified water as part of the drinking water supply. The flyer also supports WateReuse’s Medical Community Initiative, which seeks to build support for potable reuse among medical and public health officials. This flyer is the first in a series of Profiles in Reuse that will serve as resources for member communication on water recycling. Download Flyer.

State Updates and Member Profiles

Welcome New Members!

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California: West Basin to Provide Recycled Water to 36 Sites in Industrial Park

WateReuse Association member West Basin Municipal Water District commemorated the connection of the Dominguez Technology Center to the district’s recycled water system recently. The industrial park in Carson will use locally-produced, recycled water from West Basin to irrigate the landscape to save over 40 million gallons of drinking water per year. West Basin will produce approximately 135 acre-feet per year of recycled water to service 36 sites located on the business park’s campus. Read More.

California: Olivenhain and NapaSan Announce Recycled Water Filling Stations

WateReuse Association members Olivenhain Municipal Water District and Napa Sanitation District announced the opening of recycled water filling stations, which allow residents and businesses to come to treatment plants to fill up with recycled water for irrigation or other non-potable uses. Olivenhain recipients must complete a user application, and bring their own water-tight containers. NapaSan issues permits to filling station customers.

Idaho: State’s First Wetlands Reuse System Approved for Housing Development

WateReuse Association member the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality recently approved Idaho’s first wetlands water reuse project for the Quigley Farm development in Hailey. The wetlands system is designed to use natural processes to treat and recycle water. A pressurized system will send effluent from decentralized septic tanks at individual housing units to gardens planted over gravel. Bacteria in the garden will treat the effluent 3 to 6 feet below the surface. Further filtration and ultraviolet disinfection technology will complete the treatment process. Read More.

WateReuse Customer Communications Tools and Resources

World Water: Read about the Latest Hot Topics in Water Reuse

The latest digital edition of World Water is available and features a special section on water reuse. The July/August issue includes a preview of the 34th Annual WateReuse Symposium, an update on the development of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Water Reuse Action Plan, and an overview of the National Blue Ribbon Commission’s pivotal role in advancing onsite water recycling. The publication also features reports on a new water reuse research alliance between federal agencies and universities, funding opportunities for pilot projects, trends in onsite water recycling treatment, the rapidly growing market for reusing water produced from oil and gas extraction, and a profile of potable reuse in Altamonte Springs, Florida. The WateReuse Association partners with the Water Environment Federation on the special water reuse edition of World Water, which is published there times per year. View the Issue.

Conferences and Events

Discover the Policy and Planning Issues Key to the Future of Water Reuse

Upcoming Events

Dec
19
Thu
Orange County Chapter Meeting @ TBD
Dec 19 all-day
Integrating Onsite Water Reuse with Centralized Treatment Systems
Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Webcast
2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern ; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific
Fee: WateReue & AWE Members: Free; Others: $49
PDHs: 1

Register Now!

Can onsite water reuse systems be successfully integrated with a community’s centralized treatment system? New legislation is being adopted around the country to remove barriers to onsite water reuse and communities like San Francisco are leading the way in demonstrating how onsite non-potable water systems can supplement centralized treatment and extend water supplies. This presentation will discuss important lessons learned in San Francisco, which has been requiring onsite water reuse in new large developments for seven years. You will also learn how model legislation developed by the National Blue Ribbon Commission for Onsite Non-potable Water Systems is being adopted across the country to encourage the use of alternative water supplies. The presentation will also provide a preview of the National Blue Ribbon Commission’s new training manual for onsite reuse, which will be released in early 2020, and discuss future research priorities aimed at advancing more widespread adoption of onsite non-potable water systems.

Moderator:
Mary Ann Dickinson
President and CEO
Alliance for Water Efficiency

Presenter:
Paula Kehoe
Director of Water Resources
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Jan
8
Wed
National Advocacy Opportunities for Water Reuse in 2020
Jan 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Webcast
2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern ; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific
Fee: Members: Free; Others: $49
PDHs: 1

Register Now!

Congress enters 2020 with the next Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) in its sights. Hearings and discussions have begun in earnest within the committees of jurisdiction in both the House and Senate. A number of important bills that were introduced or debated in 2019 may see further consideration in 2020 in the context of development of the next WRDA. At the same time, the Trump Administration will release its FY 2021 budget request as early as February, prompting Congress to launch the FY 2021 appropriations cycle.

Please join us January 8 at 2 p.m. ET for a webcast with Washington insiders to examine what’s on the congressional agenda for 2020 and how you can position your utility or company to have a voice at the table. Top Washington water sector lobbyists will discuss the status of key legislation and explain the opportunities to advance a water reuse policy agenda. Whether you plan to travel to Washington for Water Week in the Spring or are just interested in what to expect from Congress in 2020, this webcast will be a national advocacy primer for water professionals.

Presenters

Moderator:
Greg Fogel, Policy Director, WateReuse Association

Mia O’Connell, President, O’Connell & Dempsey, LLC
Mia’s focus for three decades has been in the water resource and environment arenas. Mia has focused her efforts for her public agency and water clients on Corps of Engineers, EPA and Department of Interior projects. Mia works with the Corps in the flood protection, ecosystem restoration, navigation and water supply areas.

Geoff Bowman, Vice President, Van Scoyoc Associates
Having spent large parts of two decades as a staff member on the House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Geoff Bowman offers clients an insider’s perspective on the policy, players, and politics involved in those issues.

Jan
16
Thu
Central Valley/Sierra Foothills Chapter Meeting
Jan 16 all-day
Feb
11
Tue
Los Angeles Chapter Meeting
Feb 11 all-day
Mar
15
Sun
2020 WateReuse California Annual Conference @ Hyatt Regency San Francisco
Mar 15 @ 8:00 am – Mar 17 @ 5:00 pm
2020 WateReuse California Annual Conference @ Hyatt Regency San Francisco | San Francisco | California | United States

The Annual WateReuse California Conference brings together utilities, businesses, policymakers, and large water users from across the state to examine the latest issues and technologies in water recycling.

Apr
24
Fri
Central Valley/Sierra Foothills Chapter Meeting
Apr 24 all-day
May
18
Mon
2020 WateReuse Pacific Northwest Conference @ Brightwater Center
May 18 – May 20 all-day

Mark your calendars for May 19-20, 2020 for the WateReuse Pacific Northwest annual conference. This year’s conference will be held at King County’s Brightwater Center, an environmental education and event center located on the Brightwater Treatment Plant campus. An impressive conference program is being planned featuring innovative reuse projects, research, education and community outreach, new regulatory directions and an operator session tailored to reuse facility operations.

Jun
9
Tue
Los Angeles Chapter Meeting
Jun 9 all-day
Jul
16
Thu
Central Valley/Sierra Foothills Chapter Meeting
Jul 16 all-day

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