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Secretary of the Interior Affirms More Than $23 Million to go to Water Reclaim and Reuse Efforts 

Secretary Zinke recently announced that more than $23 million will be dispersed to seven states, designated for water reclamation efforts, water reuse projects and initiatives, and studies that aim at analyzing the efficacy of water recycling efforts, further propelling the clean water movement. 

The funding will allow for the recycling and reuse of reclaimed ground and surface water sources, making it possible for the acquisition of tools necessary for dispersing water throughout communities facing water scarcity issues.   As these essential tools are only a piece of the solution to the water scarcity puzzle, a portion of funding will go towards helping communities in need develop systems capable of storing larger capacities of reclaimed and recycled water for reuse. 

Approved by Congress, the reclamation project will allocate funding for all facets of the project, from planning, to design, and necessary construction assignments. Six specific projects will receive the majority of the funding according to need in various amounts. The projects include the City of Pasadena Water and Power Department’s, Pasadena Non-Potable Water Project, the City of San Diego’s, San Diego Area Water Reclamation Program, the Hi-Desert Water District’s, Hi-Desert District Wastewater Reclamation Project, the Inland Empire Utilities Agency’s, Lower Chino Dairy Area Desalination and Reclamation Project, the Padre Dam Municipal Water District’s, San Diego Area Water Reclamation Program, and the Santa Clara Valley Water District’s, South Santa Clara County Recycled Water Project. 

Thirteen other city-level studies in California, Utah, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Washington, and Nevada will receive a portion of the remaining funding. $1.7 million will be awarded to each study in varying amounts according to necessity to fund their efforts. 

Of the final almost $850,000 that remains, four research projects will be financed. Research initiatives include, the Demonstrating Innovative Control of Biological Fouling of Microfiltration/Ultrafiltration and Reverse Osmosis Membranes and Enhanced Chemical and Energy Efficiency in Potable Water, the Site-Specific Analytical testing of RO Brine Impacts to the Treatment Process, Pilot Test Project for Produced Water near Hardtner, Kansas, and the Pure Water Project Las Virgenes-Truinfo. 

While the funding awarded to each of the aforementioned studies, projects, and research initiatives seems substantial, the truth is that in order to resolve the water scarcity crisis, much more time, and money, will be necessary as water reclamation, recycle, and reuse is something that is only more recently become accepted as a suitable solution. With the many benefits that accompany reclamation processes, it’s clear that the investment is a just priority. 

Providing clean water to communities nationwide is the goal at the forefront of the initiative. With funding approved and provided by Congress, it is a step in the right direction in terms of establishing a sustainable clean water supply for all communities, in the hopes that one day we are able to assist other nations in implementing the same vital resource management. 

Interested in learning more about advance wastewater and treatment solutions for decentralized locations? Contact us today. 

 

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Secretary of the Interior Affirms More Than $23 Million to go to Water Reclaim and Reuse Efforts 

Secretary Zinke recently announced that more than $23 million will be dispersed to seven states, designated for water reclamation efforts, water reuse projects and initiatives, and studies that aim at analyzing the efficacy of water recycling efforts, further propelling the clean water movement. 

The funding will allow for the recycling and reuse of reclaimed ground and surface water sources, making it possible for the acquisition of tools necessary for dispersing water throughout communities facing water scarcity issues.   As these essential tools are only a piece of the solution to the water scarcity puzzle, a portion of funding will go towards helping communities in need develop systems capable of storing larger capacities of reclaimed and recycled water for reuse. 

Approved by Congress, the reclamation project will allocate funding for all facets of the project, from planning, to design, and necessary construction assignments. Six specific projects will receive the majority of the funding according to need in various amounts. The projects include the City of Pasadena Water and Power Department’s, Pasadena Non-Potable Water Project, the City of San Diego’s, San Diego Area Water Reclamation Program, the Hi-Desert Water District’s, Hi-Desert District Wastewater Reclamation Project, the Inland Empire Utilities Agency’s, Lower Chino Dairy Area Desalination and Reclamation Project, the Padre Dam Municipal Water District’s, San Diego Area Water Reclamation Program, and the Santa Clara Valley Water District’s, South Santa Clara County Recycled Water Project. 

Thirteen other city-level studies in California, Utah, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Washington, and Nevada will receive a portion of the remaining funding. $1.7 million will be awarded to each study in varying amounts according to necessity to fund their efforts. 

Of the final almost $850,000 that remains, four research projects will be financed. Research initiatives include, the Demonstrating Innovative Control of Biological Fouling of Microfiltration/Ultrafiltration and Reverse Osmosis Membranes and Enhanced Chemical and Energy Efficiency in Potable Water, the Site-Specific Analytical testing of RO Brine Impacts to the Treatment Process, Pilot Test Project for Produced Water near Hardtner, Kansas, and the Pure Water Project Las Virgenes-Truinfo. 

While the funding awarded to each of the aforementioned studies, projects, and research initiatives seems substantial, the truth is that in order to resolve the water scarcity crisis, much more time, and money, will be necessary as water reclamation, recycle, and reuse is something that is only more recently become accepted as a suitable solution. With the many benefits that accompany reclamation processes, it’s clear that the investment is a just priority. 

Providing clean water to communities nationwide is the goal at the forefront of the initiative. With funding approved and provided by Congress, it is a step in the right direction in terms of establishing a sustainable clean water supply for all communities, in the hopes that one day we are able to assist other nations in implementing the same vital resource management. 

Interested in learning more about advance wastewater and treatment solutions for decentralized locations? Contact us today. 

 

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Don’t Miss Out This Winter – Collect Your Drop

Don’t Miss Out This Winter – Collect Your Drop Winter is upon us. Now is the perfect time to build that tank and start collecting that precious winter rain. Come summer, you’ll be glad you did. So, once I’ve chosen my Pioneer Water Tank, what next? There are two innovative systems that we offer to

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Santa Monica Turns To Water Reuse

As Santa Monica progresses towards achieving their citywide goal to become completely self-sufficient in their water sourcing, the city has recently introduced its new water reuse system at Santa Monica’s Los Amigos Park.

As Santa Monica progresses towards achieving their citywide goal to become completely self-sufficient in their water sourcing, the city has recently introduced its new water reuse system that will be put to use at Los Amigos Park this week. The system will aid in the city’s efforts towards self-sufficiency by collecting rainwater and runoff that naturally flows to the site for recycling and reuse at various locations throughout the park. 

The water will be treated at the site at which it is collected, and will then be distributed throughout the park to be used as water for flushing toilets and maintaining the lawn and gardens. As the city continues to pioneer dry weather runoff recycling and reuse collected from sprinklers and other sources of runoff, authorities are hopeful that their efforts will prompt other cities will install the systems and be compelled to follow suit. 

The city’s initiative took off after Dean Kubani, Santa Monica’s chief sustainability officer, shed light on the shortfalls of the city’s current method of acquiring water. Dependent on imports from the Colorado River and water resources in Northern California, Mr. Kubani expresses that these means of sourcing are both unsustainable and capable of making a significant negative impact on the bodies of water from which they are acquiring the majority of their water. 

The city is hopeful of the promise offered by the new system that is processing an average of 500,000 gallons of water each day. The water has already had the ability to sustain a variety of local parks, cemeteries, and buildings capable of utilizing recycled water. 

The project has overcome quite a few obstacles in that the city’s guidelines for water treatment had to be modified and adapted to allow the new method of collection and treatment. The new system utilizes an already present drain to collect the water runoff, and the water is then treated first by a filtration process, and then by UV treatment in order to rid the resulting water from potentially harmful pathogens that could jeopardize the health of any living body that might come into contact with it. Nearing purity of drinking water, the water is successfully treated and reused for use in flushing toilets and irrigation systems. 

The project is overseen by the city and the Santa Monica-Malibu School District, offering a great opportunity for education, continued innovation and a step in the right direction towards the city’s goal of total water self-sufficiency. Offering new application for water recycling from outdoor to indoor use, Santa Monica’s water recycling and reuse project is turning heads and sure to make new strides widespread in neighboring cities. 

If you’re interested in learning how your city can utilize advanced water recycling technologies to help conserve water, contact us today. 

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Santa Monica Turns To Water Reuse

As Santa Monica progresses towards achieving their citywide goal to become completely self-sufficient in their water sourcing, the city has recently introduced its new water reuse system at Santa Monica’s Los Amigos Park.

As Santa Monica progresses towards achieving their citywide goal to become completely self-sufficient in their water sourcing, the city has recently introduced its new water reuse system that will be put to use at Los Amigos Park this week. The system will aid in the city’s efforts towards self-sufficiency by collecting rainwater and runoff that naturally flows to the site for recycling and reuse at various locations throughout the park. 

The water will be treated at the site at which it is collected, and will then be distributed throughout the park to be used as water for flushing toilets and maintaining the lawn and gardens. As the city continues to pioneer dry weather runoff recycling and reuse collected from sprinklers and other sources of runoff, authorities are hopeful that their efforts will prompt other cities will install the systems and be compelled to follow suit. 

The city’s initiative took off after Dean Kubani, Santa Monica’s chief sustainability officer, shed light on the shortfalls of the city’s current method of acquiring water. Dependent on imports from the Colorado River and water resources in Northern California, Mr. Kubani expresses that these means of sourcing are both unsustainable and capable of making a significant negative impact on the bodies of water from which they are acquiring the majority of their water. 

The city is hopeful of the promise offered by the new system that is processing an average of 500,000 gallons of water each day. The water has already had the ability to sustain a variety of local parks, cemeteries, and buildings capable of utilizing recycled water. 

The project has overcome quite a few obstacles in that the city’s guidelines for water treatment had to be modified and adapted to allow the new method of collection and treatment. The new system utilizes an already present drain to collect the water runoff, and the water is then treated first by a filtration process, and then by UV treatment in order to rid the resulting water from potentially harmful pathogens that could jeopardize the health of any living body that might come into contact with it. Nearing purity of drinking water, the water is successfully treated and reused for use in flushing toilets and irrigation systems. 

The project is overseen by the city and the Santa Monica-Malibu School District, offering a great opportunity for education, continued innovation and a step in the right direction towards the city’s goal of total water self-sufficiency. Offering new application for water recycling from outdoor to indoor use, Santa Monica’s water recycling and reuse project is turning heads and sure to make new strides widespread in neighboring cities. 

If you’re interested in learning how your city can utilize advanced water recycling technologies to help conserve water, contact us today. 

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Santa Monica Turns To Water Reuse

As Santa Monica progresses towards achieving their citywide goal to become completely self-sufficient in their water sourcing, the city has recently introduced its new water reuse system at Santa Monica’s Los Amigos Park.

As Santa Monica progresses towards achieving their citywide goal to become completely self-sufficient in their water sourcing, the city has recently introduced its new water reuse system that will be put to use at Los Amigos Park this week. The system will aid in the city’s efforts towards self-sufficiency by collecting rainwater and runoff that naturally flows to the site for recycling and reuse at various locations throughout the park. 

The water will be treated at the site at which it is collected, and will then be distributed throughout the park to be used as water for flushing toilets and maintaining the lawn and gardens. As the city continues to pioneer dry weather runoff recycling and reuse collected from sprinklers and other sources of runoff, authorities are hopeful that their efforts will prompt other cities will install the systems and be compelled to follow suit. 

The city’s initiative took off after Dean Kubani, Santa Monica’s chief sustainability officer, shed light on the shortfalls of the city’s current method of acquiring water. Dependent on imports from the Colorado River and water resources in Northern California, Mr. Kubani expresses that these means of sourcing are both unsustainable and capable of making a significant negative impact on the bodies of water from which they are acquiring the majority of their water. 

The city is hopeful of the promise offered by the new system that is processing an average of 500,000 gallons of water each day. The water has already had the ability to sustain a variety of local parks, cemeteries, and buildings capable of utilizing recycled water. 

The project has overcome quite a few obstacles in that the city’s guidelines for water treatment had to be modified and adapted to allow the new method of collection and treatment. The new system utilizes an already present drain to collect the water runoff, and the water is then treated first by a filtration process, and then by UV treatment in order to rid the resulting water from potentially harmful pathogens that could jeopardize the health of any living body that might come into contact with it. Nearing purity of drinking water, the water is successfully treated and reused for use in flushing toilets and irrigation systems. 

The project is overseen by the city and the Santa Monica-Malibu School District, offering a great opportunity for education, continued innovation and a step in the right direction towards the city’s goal of total water self-sufficiency. Offering new application for water recycling from outdoor to indoor use, Santa Monica’s water recycling and reuse project is turning heads and sure to make new strides widespread in neighboring cities. 

If you’re interested in learning how your city can utilize advanced water recycling technologies to help conserve water, contact us today. 

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Santa Monica Turns To Water Reuse

As Santa Monica progresses towards achieving their citywide goal to become completely self-sufficient in their water sourcing, the city has recently introduced its new water reuse system at Santa Monica’s Los Amigos Park.

As Santa Monica progresses towards achieving their citywide goal to become completely self-sufficient in their water sourcing, the city has recently introduced its new water reuse system that will be put to use at Los Amigos Park this week. The system will aid in the city’s efforts towards self-sufficiency by collecting rainwater and runoff that naturally flows to the site for recycling and reuse at various locations throughout the park. 

The water will be treated at the site at which it is collected, and will then be distributed throughout the park to be used as water for flushing toilets and maintaining the lawn and gardens. As the city continues to pioneer dry weather runoff recycling and reuse collected from sprinklers and other sources of runoff, authorities are hopeful that their efforts will prompt other cities will install the systems and be compelled to follow suit. 

The city’s initiative took off after Dean Kubani, Santa Monica’s chief sustainability officer, shed light on the shortfalls of the city’s current method of acquiring water. Dependent on imports from the Colorado River and water resources in Northern California, Mr. Kubani expresses that these means of sourcing are both unsustainable and capable of making a significant negative impact on the bodies of water from which they are acquiring the majority of their water. 

The city is hopeful of the promise offered by the new system that is processing an average of 500,000 gallons of water each day. The water has already had the ability to sustain a variety of local parks, cemeteries, and buildings capable of utilizing recycled water. 

The project has overcome quite a few obstacles in that the city’s guidelines for water treatment had to be modified and adapted to allow the new method of collection and treatment. The new system utilizes an already present drain to collect the water runoff, and the water is then treated first by a filtration process, and then by UV treatment in order to rid the resulting water from potentially harmful pathogens that could jeopardize the health of any living body that might come into contact with it. Nearing purity of drinking water, the water is successfully treated and reused for use in flushing toilets and irrigation systems. 

The project is overseen by the city and the Santa Monica-Malibu School District, offering a great opportunity for education, continued innovation and a step in the right direction towards the city’s goal of total water self-sufficiency. Offering new application for water recycling from outdoor to indoor use, Santa Monica’s water recycling and reuse project is turning heads and sure to make new strides widespread in neighboring cities. 

If you’re interested in learning how your city can utilize advanced water recycling technologies to help conserve water, contact us today. 

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Take Advantage of Water Facility Tax Deductions!

Take advantage of the water facility tax deductions when you buy a Pioneer Water Tank! As a primary producer or an irrigation water provider you may be entitled to claim a deduction for capital expenditure incurred on a water facility. A water facility includes the following items: ·      water tanks ·      pumps (including those used for

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Take Advantage of Water Facility Tax Deductions!

Take advantage of the water facility tax deductions when you buy a Pioneer Water Tank! As a primary producer or an irrigation water provider you may be entitled to claim a deduction for capital expenditure incurred on a water facility. A water facility includes the following items: ·      water tanks ·      pumps (including those used for

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Take Advantage of Water Facility Tax Deductions!

Take advantage of the water facility tax deductions when you buy a Pioneer Water Tank! As a primary producer or an irrigation water provider you may be entitled to claim a deduction for capital expenditure incurred on a water facility. A water facility includes the following items: ·      water tanks ·      pumps (including those used for

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