OC's Water Manufacturing Process
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. PDT
Fountain Valley, CA, United States
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The Orange County Water District, the State of California’s oldest special district with groundwater management authority, is a renowned public entity that houses the largest advanced water purification facility for indirect potable reuse. The District’s water supply portfolio is the result of a complex system of water “creation”, collection, recharge, storage, and dissemination. A panel from the OCWD will present how the district takes the limited water supply found in nature and supplements it to provide water for 2.4 million residents and businesses in Orange County, California. Planners will learn why drinkable water is scarce in Southern California, how drinkable water is engineered rather than relying solely on Mother Nature, OCWD’s pivotal role in “making” water through the Groundwater Replenishment System and managing and protecting the region’s major water sources, and how the public can make a difference in sustaining water supplies.
Particpants will learn about California water challenges; local/County water sources and supplies; water basin operations; balancing environmental considerations with water supplies; and water cycles.