SWRCB Wastewater: 0.175 CEU
CWEA: 1.8 Contact Hours
$45 before Friday, March 22, 2019, and $54 after
On January 1, 2018, the recreational use of marijuana became legal in California and the State instantly became the country’s largest legal cannabis market. The impacts to the Coachella Valley have been substantial, with land values in municipalities allowing commercial cultivation sky rocketing and with local utility agencies scrambling to ensure adequate water supply and protection of facilities and water quality from this massive influx of industrial activity.
Our tour will feature some of the largest cultivation projects in the Coachella Valley, to meet with growers and the agency personnel responsible to ensuring compliance with industrial waste requirement. Attendees will learn about the cultivation process, highlighting the use of water, how facilities are optimizing and conserving water usage, what constituents can typically be found in wastewater flows emanating from cultivation facilitates, and what on-site treatment and pre-treatment technologies are being implemented.