Getting More Out of Your Membranes

Unique and Innovative Pilot Opportunity Helps Jump-Start Potable Reuse

Wednesday, April 18
10:25 AM - 10:50 AM
Location: Meeting Room 309/310, Sacramento Convention Center

SWRCB Drinking Water: 1 Contact Hour, if also attend "Is Ozone Pretreatment Best Method for Improving Membrane Productivity?"

SWRCB Wastewater: .05 CEU

CWEA: .5 Contact Hours

Practice Area: Team Challenge Area: Water Reuse Operations & Technology

The City of Pismo Beach and South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District are leading a project to improve the sustainability of a vulnerable groundwater basin using indirect potable reuse. The two agencies are piloting an innovative potable reuse approach that could lead to reduced operations and maintenance costs. In addition to helping bring a new technology from IDE Technologies to the United States market, the pilot will also include a more conventional full advanced treatment process. Information gained from this piloting effort will be used to inform the preliminary and final design of the full-scale Central Coast Blue Project. The pilot facility will also be used by the member agencies to garner support from key stakeholders and the community at large through tours and the development of marketing materials.

Learner Outcomes:

Level: Intermediate; working knowledge of subject matter / journeyman level staff

Eric Casares

Associate Vice President
Carollo Engineers, Inc.

Biography:

Eric Casarea, P.E. is a Project Manager and Associate Vice President for Carollo Engineers, Inc. Based in their Fresno, CA office, Eric has more than 11 years of experience serving clients in the Central Valley, Central Coast, and Bay Area. His experience includes wastewater treatment, infrastructure planning and design, biosolids management, and recycled water planning and design. He has spent his career helping cities and agencies both large and small address some of their most challenging water-related issues. He is currently managing Carollo's involvemet in the City of Pismo Beach and South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District's Central Coast Blue Projectby leading the design of the full advanved treatment facility that will provide a new, sustainable water supply for the region through indirect potable reuse via groundwater recharge. Eric is currently on the board of the Central Coast Chapter of WateReuse California and is a former president of the Central San Joaquin Section of the California Water Environment Association (CWEA).

Presentation(s):

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Andrew Salveson

Water Reuse Practice Leader
Carollo Engineers

Biography:

Today there are two presenters

Mr. Fine was hired by the City of Pismo Beach in November 2008 and promoted to the City’s Director of Public Works/City Engineer in January of 2013. Mr. Fine holds masters degrees in mechanical engineering and business administration as well as a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering. Mr. Fine has served as the inaugural president of the Central Coast Chapter of WateReuse Association, the chair of the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments Technical Transportation Committee, a member of the League of California Cities Transportation, Communication & Public Works Policy Committee. As Public Works Director for the City of Pismo Beach, Mr. Fine is responsible for the management, maintenance and construction of the water and wastewater systems, maintenance and construction of all public infrastructure which includes parks, water and sewer infrastructure as well as streets and public buildings. Mr. Fine is dedicated to public service and his profession.

Andy’s is leading and assisting in potable water reuse planning, research, design, and startup for utilities and cities in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada, Oregon, Oklahoma, and Florida. Over his 24 year career, Andy has led more than 60 advanced treatment designs, pilot tested more than 100 systems, and conducted more than $10M in applied research. Andy has been honored with the WateReuse Person of the Year Award and been part of teams honored with the CWEA Research Achievement Award and the WateReuse Innovative Project Award, and the. Andy serves on a number of expert panels with the National Water Research Institute, the World Health Organization, and with Water Environment & Reuse Foundation.

Presentation(s):

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Daniel Heimel

Engineer
Water Systems Consulting, Inc.

Biography:

Mr. Daniel Heimel has nearly 15 years of engineering and operations experience in the water and wastewater industry. He received a BS in Environmental Science from California State University, Chico and a MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. Prior to working for WSC, he has worked for two public utilities in an operations capacity, making him knowledgeable to day-to-day operations that keep water supply, water treatment, and water distribution facilities functioning.

Presentation(s):

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Ben Fine

Director of Public Works/City Engineer
City of Pismo Beach

Biography:

Benjamin A. Fine, P.E., M.S., M.B.A.
City of Pismo Beach, Director of Public Works and City Engineer
bfine@pismobeach.org (805) 773-7037
Mr. Fine was hired by the City of Pismo Beach in November 2008 and promoted to the City’s Director of Public Works/City Engineer in January of 2013. Mr. Fine holds masters degrees in mechanical engineering and business administration as well as a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering. He is a licensed civil engineer in the State of California with over sixteen years of private sector and municipal engineering and management experience as well as seven years of teaching experience at the university level. He has experience in water resource management, land development, hydrology, drainage, budgeting, contract negotiations, storm water management, construction management, contract management, and project management. Mr. Fine has served as the inaugural president of the Central Coast Chapter of WateReuse Association, the chair of the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments Technical Transportation Committee, a member of the League of California Cities Transportation, Communication & Public Works Policy Committee and is a member of the American Society for Civil Engineers, WateReuse Association, California Water Environment Association and the American Public Works Association. Mr. Fine serves as the City’s technical advisor on the Northern Cities Management Area Technical Group and Zone Three Technical Group both of which help to manage the City’s water supply. As Public Works Director for the City of Pismo Beach, Mr. Fine is responsible for the management, maintenance and construction of the water and wastewater systems, maintenance and construction of all public infrastructure which includes parks, water and sewer infrastructure as well as streets and public buildings. Mr. Fine is dedicated to public service and his profession.

Presentation(s):

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Zaheer Shaikh

Project Manager
Carollo Engineers, Inc.

Biography:

Zaheer Shaikh has focused his career on wastewater treatment plant design. He has worked in all phases of project development with an emphasis on design and construction support of wastewater treatment facilities. His work involved unit process evaluation, new facility layout and designs, and retrofitting of existing facilities.

Presentation(s):

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