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Rio Grande Valley Reuse: How One Texas Utility Is Using Water Reclamation to Aid Conservation

Rio Grande Valley Reuse: How One Texas Utility Is Using Water Reclamation to Aid Conservation

August 18, 2021 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

For more than 20 years the Public Utility Board of the City of McAllen, Texas, has invested in using reclaimed water to conserve potable water. McAllen, which is in Hidalgo County in South Texas in the Rio Grande Valley bordering Mexico, has a population of roughly 146,000 and began providingRead More

EPA chief announces $225 million WIFIA loan for Hampton Roads Sanitation District

EPA chief announces $225 million WIFIA loan for Hampton Roads Sanitation District

October 19, 2020 at 8:29 am 0 comments

At a recent event in Suffolk, Virginia, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a $225 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD). This WIFIA loan represents the first loan provided under an agreement that will commit $1.05 billionRead More

World’s largest water reuse facility gets CWSRF loan 

World’s largest water reuse facility gets CWSRF loan 

October 12, 2020 at 6:45 am 0 comments

The Orange County Water District received a low-interest loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) that will save ratepayers an estimated $1.4 million dollars annually over the life of the 30-year loan. The up to $181 million loan was granted for use toward financing the construction of theRead More

Pure Water San Diego Program achieves milestone

Pure Water San Diego Program achieves milestone

August 13, 2020 at 7:35 am 0 comments

The City of San Diego’s $3 billion Pure Water San Diego Program has achieved a significant milestone on its path to providing one-third of San Diego’s water supply locally by the end of 2035. A National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit has been granted to the city by theRead More

Orange County awarded grant to increase drinking water supply

Orange County awarded grant to increase drinking water supply

June 30, 2020 at 11:10 am 0 comments

The Orange County Water District (OCWD; the District) has been awarded a $3.6 million grant from the California Department of Water Resources Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) grant program for use toward the construction of its Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) Final Expansion project. Operational since 2008, the GWRS is undergoing itsRead More

Senate committee approves water recycling investments

Senate committee approves water recycling investments

May 11, 2020 at 10:16 am 0 comments

The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee last week passed legislation that will make significant investments in water recycling programs and resources. The two pieces of legislation — America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2020 and the Drinking Water Infrastructure Act of 2020 — include numerous provisions that will advanceRead More

Orange County commends collaboration on water reuse plan

Orange County commends collaboration on water reuse plan

March 13, 2020 at 3:28 pm 0 comments

The Orange County Water District (OCWD) applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for releasing the National Water Reuse Action Plan (WRAP) which was developed in collaboration with water sector organizations to accelerate adoption of water reuse. The plan identifies priority actions and the leadership and collaboration that is neededRead More

Water sector collaborates on National Water Reuse Action Plan

Water sector collaborates on National Water Reuse Action Plan

March 2, 2020 at 12:06 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with federal partners, has released the National Water Reuse Action Plan: Collaborative Implementation, a collection of bold actions developed in collaboration with water sector organizations that will reshape the way communities around the nation manage water. The plan identifies 37 actions across 11Read More

EPA’s reuse leader talks national action plan

EPA’s reuse leader talks national action plan

February 17, 2020 at 11:53 am 0 comments

During the closing session at the American Water Works Association’s recent International Symposium on Potable Reuse in Atlanta, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s leader on water reuse told attendees a national water reuse action plan will likely be completed by the end of February. In an hour-long interactive session withRead More

Found Water: Reuse and the Deconstruction of “Wastewater”

Found Water: Reuse and the Deconstruction of “Wastewater”

December 10, 2019 at 10:07 am 1 comment

By G. Tracy Mehan, III In the classic 1942 film “Casablanca,” Rick, played by Humphrey Bogart, is asked by the world-weary Vichy French Captain Renault, played by Claude Rains, “What in heaven’s name brought you to Casablanca?” “I came to Casablanca for the waters,” replies Rick. Captain Renault responds, “TheRead More