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State Updates and Member Profiles
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California: SFPUC Launches Its Larges Onsite Water Reuse Project
WateReuse Association member San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) last week celebrated the launch of its largest onsite water reuse project, which will divert foundation drainage from an underground rail station and recycle it to provide steam heat for 180 downtown buildings. Supported in part by a $500,000 grant from SFPUC, Clearway Energy constructed a 1,000-foot pipeline and installed an onsite water treatment system to treat the water to a quality suitable for use in a district steam heating system. The system reduces Clearway Energy’s water consumption by 30 million gallons per year. Read More.
Engaging the Public Health Community on Water Reuse? Check out Our Online Resources
Although water reuse is a proven, science-based process that has been used safely in communities around the world for decades, the public is often skeptical when the concept is first introduced into a community. To build acceptance among medical and health professionals, WateReuse has launched the Medical Community Initiative and begun developing resources to support members in engaging with the public health community. Visit our website for videos, articles, and presentations that support engagement with medical professionals. New tools are being developed so check back for updates.
New Potable Reuse Research Addresses Priority Issues
The Water Research Foundation released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop a Potable Reuse Demonstration Design & Reuse Communication Toolbox and announced that it will soon release RFPs for six new water reuse research projects that will be co-funded by the California State Water Resources Control Board and contributors to the Advancing Potable Reuse Initiative. The topics for the six upcoming RFPs include pathogen log removal, real-time collection system monitoring, blending water sources, UV/chlorine advanced oxidation process, antibiotic resistance, and managed aquifer recharge.
Conferences and Events
11 am PT | 2 pm ET (1 hour)
WateReuse Members: Free; Others: $49
The Four Corners region includes the arid western states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. These four states have several common challenges to providing reliable water supplies including: rapid population growth, severe long term drought conditions, and dwindling or overallocated natural water sources. Indirect potable reuse is currently being practiced in these states, often through managed groundwater replenishment or incidental means. Is engineered potable reuse the next step to building safe, reliable, and resilient water resource portfolios?
While water utilities in the Four Corners states are taking steps toward direct potable reuse (DPR), each of these states face different implementation challenges. This panel discussion delves into the progress and issues regarding DPR in the region.
- Brian Biesemeyer CITY OF SCOTTSDALE, AZ
- Robert Fowlie REPRESENTING THE VILLAGE OF CLOUDCROFT, NM
- Steve Gallegos CITY OF RIO RANCHO, NM
- Raymond Garrison CITY OF SOUTH JORDAN, UT
- Tyson Ingles CO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
- Sarah Page UTAH DIVISION OF DRINKING WATER
- Austa Parker BROWN AND CALDWELL
- Javier Setovich CITY OF GOODYEAR, AZ
- Katie Vanyo BROWN AND CALDWELL
- Matt Benak, TOWN OF CASTLE ROCK, CO
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11 am ET | 8 am PT (1 hour)
WateReuse Members and Florida Water Reuse Week Registrants: Free; Others: $49
Registrants for Florida Water Reuse Week will receive a discount code for free webcast registration
Florida reuses 34 percent of its wastewater compared to the national average of about 7 percent. A recent statewide survey showed that 75 percent of Floridians are familiar with the concept of using reclaimed water for irrigation, industrial uses, and other non-drinking purposes. However, as the state is undergoing record-setting growth and rulemaking for direct potable reuse, additional education and outreach is needed to gain public acceptance. Water professionals and utilities from across the state are working collaboratively through WateReuse Florida to develop and implement consistent messaging on how reuse will safely supply Florida’s future. As Florida celebrates Water Reuse Week May 15-21, join us to hear about the latest education and outreach efforts happening to support traditional and potable reuse at the local and state level.
- Robyn Felix, Communications & Board Services Bureau Chief, Southwest Florida Water Management District
- Tamara Richardson, P.E., Director of Polk County Utilities
Shea Dunifon, Education Coordinator, Pinellas County Utilities, Florida
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