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June 17, 2019

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Washington Update

House Committee Holds Hearing on Water Recycling Legislation

State Updates and Member Profiles

Welcome New Members!

The WateReuse Association welcomes the following new members:

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.

Association Updates

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.

Upcoming Events

Jan
29
Wed
Communications Collaborative Group Next Meeting @ Pure Water Monterey
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Pure Water Monterey, located at 14811 Del Monte Blvd, Marina, CA 93933. The meeting includes lunch and a tour. – Agenda – Please RSVP no later than 1/22/20.  
Feb
5
Wed
Developing Regulatory Frameworks for Potable Reuse
Feb 5 @ 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

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Today’s technology allows us to treat virtually any source of water to meet any need including drinking, but many states lack regulations to allow these projects to move forward. WateReuse Association State Sections are taking the lead in collaborating with regulatory agencies and other stakeholders to develop regulatory frameworks to implement potable reuse. Join us to learn about recent efforts in Colorado and Florida that are paving the way for potable reuse.

The State of Colorado is considering regulating direct potable reuse (DPR). To support this effort, WateReuse Colorado sponsored the formation of an Independent Advisory Expert Panel to develop regulatory guidelines for the state. Larry Schimmoller, chair of the Panel, will review the process used to develop the regulatory guidelines, discuss the specific recommendations included in the guidelines, and present the next steps in the regulatory process.

WateReuse Florida took the initiative to bring together a diverse group of water professionals and end user stakeholders to participate in a consensus base effort to identify and address technical, regulatory, and implementation barriers to potable reuse in Florida. The Florida Potable Reuse Commission was formed to develop a framework document for potable reuse implantation in Florida to augment future water supply and support water quality initiatives. Lynn Spivey, WateReuse Florida President, and Potable Reuse Commission Chair, will be discussing the 18-month effort and the newly published Framework document.

Presenters

Larry Schimmoller
Chair, Independent Advisory Expert Panel, Colorado DPR Framework Project
Global Technology Leader for Water Reuse, Jacobs

Lynn Spivey
Chair, Florida Potable Reuse Commission
President, WateReuse Florida
Director of Utilities, City of Plant City (Florida

Feb
7
Fri
WateReuse Arizona Section Meeting & Webinar @ Tuscson Water
Feb 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

The event includes a meeting of the Board Trustees and a webinar on PFAS.

Feb
11
Tue
Los Angeles Chapter Meeting
Feb 11 all-day
Wake up to WateReuse: Nevada’s 1st State Summit
Feb 11 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

WateReuse Nevada’s inaugural inter-state gathering for water professionals to discuss current topics and future trends. Topics will cover the current state and future prospects of water recycling in Nevada; state, agency, and industry partnership; and a current look at scientific advancements at Nevada universities.

 

Mar
13
Fri
Meeting of the Board of Directors @ San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
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

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