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House Committee Holds Hearing on Water Recycling Legislation
State Updates and Member Profiles
Arizona: New Holding Ponds Expand Recycled Water Uses
The City of Williams recently received a permit from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality for recycled water holding ponds that will provide a more reliable flow of water to its primary customer, the Elephant Rocks Golf Course. The city has also begun distributing recycled water to Fann Construction for repavement projects. The treatment plant can process 900,000 gallons per day and the holding ponds can hold 13 million gallons, allowing the city to provide recycled water for more uses. Read More.
Florida: Black & Veatch, Brown and Caldwell to Develop Sustainability Blueprint for Winter Haven
WateReuse Association members Black & Veatch and Brown and Caldwell have been selected to develop a water sustainability blueprint for the City of Winter Haven, Florida that incorporates all forms of water, including recycled water. The City Commission adopted a Sustainable Water Management Plan in 2010 that established a long-term approach that recognized how water is connected to Winter Haven’s economic future and quality of life. Read More.
Florida: St. Johns River Sets New District Record for Water Reuse
WateReuse Association member the St. Johns River Water Management District reclaimed a record 218 million gallons of water per day last year, according to its annual report released last week. Across the district, more than 50% of wastewater flows have been reused beneficially since 2010. In addition, total water use in the district was down 7% last year because of water reuse, conservation, and rainfall. Read More.
WateReuse Congratulates New WEF Executive Director, Expands Partnership
USGBC Seeks Volunteers for LEED Committees, Including Water Efficiency
The US Green Building Council (USGBC) is accepting applications for professionals with expertise in building and community operation and design to serve on LEED Committees, including the Water Efficiency Technical Advisory Group (WE TAG). WE TAG recommends solutions to rating system development and maintenance questions for high volume water users, utility owners and operators, decentralized water systems, and related issues. The deadline for submissions is August 30, 2019. Buildings frequently receive LEED credits for onsite water recycling systems. California Urban Water Agencies and WateReuse are engaging with WE TAG on options for buildings that use municipally treated recycled water to receive LEED credits as well.
Conferences and Events
Webcast: Removing Barriers to Direct Potable Reuse
The number of direct potable reuse (DPR) projects in operation or in development in the United States is growing. Where is DPR moving forward and why? On July 10, join nationally recognized water experts to hear their perspectives on recent scientific, technical, and policy developments in DPR. Learn how the water sector in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, and Texas is proactively collaborating with policymakers to advance the discussion on DPR and remove barriers to implementation. The regulatory frameworks created in these states are changing the national discussion about water supply management and establishing models that can be used elsewhere. Register now.
PresentersBingrui Liu has been the Operations Engineer at Kranji NEWater Factory since 2017 after graduating from Boston University with a BA(Hons) in Chemistry. Joelyn Tan joined the Operations team at Bedok NEWater Factory (BNF) in 2018, bringing along her technical knowledge as well as experience with the latest industry innovations. Melanie Tan was the Plant Manager for Bedok NEWater Factory from 2010 – 2013 and will be facilitating the session. She currently serves as the Northern California Reuse Practice Leader for Kennedy Jenks.
2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern ; 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific
Fee: Members: Free; Others: $49
This webcast will summarize the California Environmental Flows Framework and its application in the Los Angeles River. Across the country, state and local agencies are promoting water reuse and recycling to conserve water resources. Reuse and recycling of treated wastewater can result in a reduction of instream flow and can impact existing and future instream beneficial uses, setting up potential conflicts between policies aimed at promoting reuse, protecting water quality, and managing ecological resources. Agencies in California have come together to develop a statewide environmental flows framework that can be used to establish seasonal flow criteria. This framework is currently being applied in the Los Angeles River watershed to better evaluate the cumulative impacts of potential flow reductions associated with several water reuse and water capture projects. The project will provide a science-based approach for assessing flow necessary to sustain beneficial uses. The project outcomes will be used to help establish technically sound flow recommendations and evaluate the consequences of alternative flow scenarios for the LA River. This project may also serve as a model for assessing similar situations in other river systems across the state.
Dr. Eric Stein is a head of the Biology Department at the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP). Dr. Stein oversees a variety of projects related to in-stream and coastal water quality, bioassessment, hydromodification, watershed modeling, and assessment of wetlands and other aquatic resources. His research focuses on effects of human activities on the condition of aquatic ecosystems, and on developing tools to better assess and manage those effects.
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WOW! Wonders of Water Brownie Journey Jumpstart
Our event is a series of activities and presentations for Brownie Girl Scouts to earn a badge called Wow! Wonders of Water Journey – LOVE Water. Girl Scouts can sign up through the council events page. Anyone wishing to volunteer should contact Erica Marti (email@example.com).
Overview of activities:
- learning about the water cycle through active movement and visual demonstration
- learning about water pollution, especially how our community is affected by stormwater runoff
- learning about the unique water system in the Las Vegas Valley
Our event is now posted on the Girl Scout events page. Please share with anyone who has a Girl Scout (2nd, 3rd grades).