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Recycled Water Updates
Hello RWAG Participants and Observers,
We are pleased to share positive stories regarding Recycled Water with you.
1.    On Friday, September 4th, the following article was published on the website, “Burbank offering free recycled water to residents”.
In the article, Joe Flores from Burbank Water and Power shares one of the main reasons for the program, “A lot of our residential customers asked if some of that recycled water could be made available to them.”
2.    On Tuesday, September 22nd, the following article was published by the Los Angeles Times, “Metropolitan Water District aims to build plant to recycle sewage into drinking water”.
The article included the following quote from Mark Gold, Associate Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability at UCLA, “This is the new reality of water in California.  If anything, this drought has demonstrated that you’d better have a diversified water portfolio or you’re not going to survive very well.”  The article also included the following quote from Robert Ferrante, Assistant Chief Engineer at the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, “This is a great new source of water for Southern California.  But you can’t put all your eggs in one basket, there’s no one answer to sustainability.  It’s not just desalination, it’s not just conservation, it’s not just recycling and it’s not just turf removal.  It’s a combination of all those things.”
3.    On Monday, September 28th, the following panel discussion was played on KPCC’s AirTalk, “The future of desalination in Santa Barbara and California”.  Even though desalination was the title of the Panel, recycled water was extensively discussed.  Please use this link to listen to the panel discussion.
Panel members included
·         Sara Aminzadeh, executive director California Coastkeeper Alliance
·         Yoram Cohen, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at UCLA
·         Joe Geever, environmental consultant for Surfrider
·         Bob Harding, resources and system analysis manager at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
·         Helene Schneider, mayor of  Santa Barbara and candidate for Congress
·         Robert H. Sulnick, executive director of Orange County Water Independence Sustainability & Efficiency (OC WISE)
To learn more about recycled water, we invite you to visit our webpage:
Thank you!
Anthony Tew, P.E.
Water Recycling Policy Group
LADWP Water Resources Section
433 E. Temple St., Bldg 5, Room 103
Work: (213) 367-0880  
FAX:  (213) 367-6661
All Water is Recycled

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