February 4, 2019
Deadline Thursday: Don’t Miss Your Chance to Tell Your Water Reuse Story at the 34th Annual WateReuse Symposium, Submit Your Abstract Today!
Join WateReuse in Washington, DC for Water Week 2019, March 31-April 6
Continuing Resolution Opens Government, Funds Key Water Infrastructure Programs
Bureau of Reclamation Intervenes in Colorado River Drought Deal
State Updates and Member Profiles
Welcome New Member!
The WateReuse Association welcomes the following new member:
California: Legislation Introduced to Change Terminology for Recycled Water
California: Las Virgenes and Triunfo Partner on Pure Water Project
WateReuse Association members Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and Triunfo Sanitation District have formed an alliance to build a $120-million purification project that will treat wastewater normally released into local streams and return it to the customer as safe drinking water. Construction will begin this spring on a $3 million demonstration project that will begin operating later in the year with the ability to treat between 50 and 100 gallons a minute. The full-scale project is expected to be complete by 2030. Read More.
California: One Week Left to Obtain WateReuse California Gear Before Annual Conference
The WateReuse California (WRCA) Gear Store will be open for one more week! If you haven’t been able to purchase your WRCA swag, now is the time! As a reminder, all pieces will be embroidered with the WateReuse California Logo. Please note that this is a store for members to purchase WateReuse Apparel, and is not a fundraiser for WateReuse. The store will remain open until Saturday February 9, 2019. Once the store closes all orders will be processed and shipped within 3 weeks. If you have any questions about the store or ordering process, please see the contact information in the online store. Check out the WateReuse California Store here and place your order!
Georgia: Stadium’s Water Reuse System Combats Atlanta’s Flood Problems
Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the location for Saturday’s Superbowl, opened in August 2017 as North America’s first LEED platinum venue complete with a water recycling system. A significant component of the facility’s sustainability initiatives include water conservation, with a focus on reducing the amount of flooding in its neighborhood in northwestern Atlanta. The stadium has a capacity to store over 2 million gallons of storm water on site. The facility is equipped with a 680,000-gallon cistern for rainwater recapture and reuse, which goes towards landscape irrigation and the site’s cooling tower. Read More.
Oregon: Intel Secures $150 Million in Bonds for Water Recycling Project
The State of Oregon approved a $150 million in industrial development bonds to help Intel finance a $600 million water recycling facility, which could cut Intel’s water consumption by a third. Intel uses its Hillsboro, Oregon, factory to produce microchips, which requires large amounts of water to clean silicon wafers as residue accumulates on them throughout the production process. The tax-exempt bonds allow Intel to pay interest rates that are as much as 25 percent below standard corporate bond interest rates. Read More.
New Research Addresses Monitoring, Treatment, and Agriculture
The Water Research Foundation released several new reports on research related to water reuse:
- Review of Non-Culture-Based Methods for Pathogen Monitoring in Potable Reuse (Reuse-14-17/4768)
- Predicting Reverse Osmosis Removal of Unique Organics (Reuse-14-19/4769)
- Carlsbad Desalinated Seawater Integration Study (Desal-15-06/4773)
- Agricultural Use of Recycled Water: Impediments and Incentives (Reuse-15-08/4775)
Conferences and Events
Webcast: Community Engagement for Potable Reuse Success
Please join us on February 14, Valentine’s Day, to learn about the latest techniques in engagement and public education that will help your community fall in love with potable reuse. The water professionals on this panel have one common objective: to ensure a potable reuse project will be evaluated on its own merits and not dismissed as dangerous and too risky to pursue. The presenters will describe key elements that have helped their past efforts and discuss new outreach tactics they are relying on to take their outreach efforts to the next level. Register Now!
Register for the 2019 WateReuse California Annual Conference
Registration is open for the 2019 WateReuse California Annual Conference to be held March 17-19, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove, CA. The conference is designed for individuals, organizations, and agencies that are associated with or interested in the design, management, operation, and use of water recycling facilities and projects in California. Register Now!
Please contact Jennifer West for details
For more information contact Rosario Cortes
Tour of the San Jose Creek WRP will follow starting at 1:15 pm
Hosted by Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, and lunch will be sponsored by AECOM.
For in-person attendance, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, February 10. Virtual attendance option also available.
February 15, 2023 Time: 1:00pm CT | 2:00pm ET
As a global leader in water reuse, Israel takes a very intentional and integrated approach to producing and maintaining its water supply. They combine desalination, water recycling of municipal wastewater and stormwater capture, and reuse to ensure sustainable supplies. Nearly 90 percent of Israel’s treated wastewater is reused for agricultural irrigation purposes.
In November 2022, over 40 representatives from the U.S. water sector, including utilities, industry, states, and the federal government, traveled to Israel as part of a science, technology, and policy informational exchange focused on water reuse practices. This intensive week of learning about the Israeli approach to managing its water resources included several delegates from Texas.
The panelists will share their general experience as part of the delegation (5-10 mins each) and then we will ask a few prepared questions about lessons learned and how those could be applied to Texas communities. If time allows, we will take questions from the audience.
Paula Paciorek, Division Manager, Houston Water Planning
- Special Introduction by Omer Bab, Director of Trade and Regulatory Policy, Embassy of Israel and Danny Greenwald, Senior Deputy Director General for Regulation, Israel Water Authority
- Eva Steinle-Darling, Water Reuse Technical Practice Director, Carollo Engineers
- Hunter Adams, Environmental Laboratory Supervisor, City of Wichita Falls – Cypress Environmental Laboratory
- Erika Crespo, Assistant Deputy Director, Water Quality Division, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
- Kobe Nagar, CEO and Co-Founder, 374 Water