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WRD Hosts 10th Annual Groundwater Quality Workshop

Attendees at the 10th Annual Groundwater Quality Workshop

The Water Replenishment District (WRD) hosted its 10th Annual Groundwater Quality Workshop on June 17, 2014. The free workshop welcomed approximately 140 water professionals from cities, water companies, and utilities located throughout southern California.

Topics included the latest updates on drinking water regulations; case study on chlorate formation; expansion of WRD’s Goldsworthy Desalter; legislation and funding for recycled water and drought; groundwater quality of the West Coast Basin and Central Basin, recycled water treatment technology and regulatory requirements; and what community water systems need to know about the proposed statewide drinking water systems discharge permit.

Prominent speakers included Dr. Cathy Chang, WRD Senior Engineer and Water Quality Program Manager; Kurt Souza, California Department of Public Health; Gary Lynch, Park Water Company; Dr. G. Adam Zacheis, Carollo Engineers, Inc.; Raymond Jay, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; Benny Chong, WRD Hydrogeologist; Earle Hartling, County Sanitation District of Los Angeles County, and Dr. David Kimbrough, Pasadena Water and Power.

WRD Board President Rob Katherman said, “WRD has long been a leader in California groundwater management, protecting our local aquifers as they provide 40% of the water supply to the 4 million residents in our service area.

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