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City of San Diego Final Draft Report on Water Reuse Published

In August of 2009, the City of San Diego formally commenced exploring options for water reuse and initiated the Recycled Water Study. The city formed a cooperative agreement with San Diego Coastkeeper and the San Diego Chapter of Surfrider Foundation. The study sought to “identify opportunities within the City’s system to maximize recycling and reclamation […]

Rancho California Water District Receives Federal Grant to Explore Water Reuse

Rancho California Water District, which serves over 120,000 customers in the cities of Temecula, Murrieta and various incorporated areas in Riverside County, received a $175,000 federal grant to explore ideas on how to make use of its treated waste water. Upon completion of the study, the district will then pursue additional grants from the U.S. Bureau of […]

Water Reuse

© photo iStockphoto / DenGuy The truth is, the term “water reuse” is awkward nomenclature.  There is no other form of water usage other than water reuse. But the phrase does have meaning in an applied sense. Here we will explore different facets of water reuse as the term applies to engineered applications. Let’s first […]

WERF Offers $1M for Research on Water Infrastructure for the 21st Century

Public-Private partnership between Water Environment Research Foundation & U.S. EPA seeks to fund research projects based on cost management and operational efficacy. Partnerships with wastewater and/or stormwater utilities explicitly encouraged.

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Water Reclamation & Reuse Feasibility Studies Grants Announced

The U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation has announced a grant opportunity for water districts & wastewater districts in 17 western states.  Interested applicants can apply here. The initiative is part of the DOI’s WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America’s Resources for Tomorrow) program. WaterSMART identifies water as our most precious natural resource. From the announcement: The […]