Southern California Tour to Showcase Innovations
Dinner to be held at winery where we'll hear a grape grower discuss water issues
Participants will get a behind-the-scenes look at the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) in Chino on our upcoming Southern California Tour, Oct. 8-9.
A leader in recycled water, groundwater management and generating renewable energy to power its treatment plants, IEUA will kick off our tour at its headquarters, which was the first and largest public building to receive the Platinum rating from the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) in 2003.
Officials at IEUA will talk about the adjudication of Chino Basin and managing the groundwater and its diversified water-energy portfolio, which maximizes renewable energy generation through solar and wind power, along with fuel cells. Combined, these projects have provided more than half of the peak energy demand to treat wastewater and other processes.
In addition to the headquarters tour, participants will get a first-hand look at IEUA’s Regional Water Recycling Plant No.5, which can process up to 16.3 million gallons of wastewater per day.
The 2-day, 1-night Southern California Tour will wend from Ontario to the Temecula wine country and focus on the region’s efforts in groundwater management, recycled water and other drought-proofing measures.
Dinner will be at South Coast Winery in Temecula.
Topics to be discussed include:
- Drought-proofing communities
- Endangered species management
- Groundwater management and adjudication
- The role of wetlands in drinking water
- Drought-tolerant landscaping
- Wastewater treatment
- Water recycling
- Water-wise development
Read all about the tour and register here.