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Now that the snowpack is not a reliable resource, as a state, we have to get serious about keeping water on the land and not having it go as quickly as possible out to the ocean. This means a total revamp of how we have managed water in California. Besides stormwater capture or building more dams, one of the ways to accomplish this is to recycle water: a proven concept. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) and the Los Angeles Sanitation District have teamed up and are planning to build a recycling water plant in Carson, CA.
Our speaker, Robert L. Harding, is the co-project lead for the Regional Recycling Water Project with the Los Angeles County Sanitation District. He is responsible for the development of long-term facilities and water resources plans. He is also MWD’s Seawater Desalination Program Manager and Treasurer for CalDesal, an organization that focuses on using desalination and salinity management as solutions for local water supplies. He will speak about the new water recycling facility, to be located in Carson, as well as the $17 million demonstration project there, which is slated to begin operation later this year.
This is the first water recycling project for the MWD. When completed, Los Angeles County will become home to a state of the art $2.7 billion water recycling facility, which should produce up to 150 million gallons daily, enough to serve more than 335,000 homes. Please come and hear about this new venture to keep California green, golden, and water sustainable. After the speech, we will provide tips to help you save water at home.
Thursday, November 1, 2018
9:30 –12:30 a.m.
Women’s City Club
160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena
Enter parking lot from Madison, second parking lot south of Walnut. Space is limited. Carpool if possible.
9:30 League Business
10:00 Speaker Robert Harding
11:00 Water saving tips – Natural Resources Committee
Reservations are required for lunch and close on October 26 at midnight. Optional lunch is $25.00. Coffee only will be available for $2. All others may register through noon on Wednesday the October 31. This is necessary to make sure there are enough places for everyone to sit! Make reservations at lwv-pa.org or leave a phone message at 626-798-0965.
Menu choice: Fashion Chicken Salad with mixed fruit topped with a slice of bacon, or Vegetarian Quinoa Salad, $25 per meal; coffee only, $2.00.