2017 WateReuse Pacific Northwest Conference to be Held in May

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RMC Water and Environment develops innovative solutions to complex water challenges regarding storm water and wastewater. A green company with an interest in environmental stewardship, RMC Water and Environment maintains an affiliation with the WateReuse Research Foundation. The foundation will participate in the 2017 WateReuse Pacific Northwest Conference in May.

The 2017 WateReuse Conference will promote continued research on water reuse issues, practices, and related areas. Panels and sessions will explore an assortment of water reuse topics, ranging from irrigation system operation to recycled water future utilities. Authorities in water reuse will also present an examination of the status of water reuse in the northwest and in the nation.

Conference attendees will receive ample opportunities to network with peers and engage in educational courses. A number of case studies will be presented, and participants will receive attendance certificates toward professional development hours. The conference will take place May 17 and 18, 2017, at the Riverside Hotel in Boise, Idaho.

California AEP Awards the Outstanding Environmental Analysis Document

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Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, RMC Water and Environment maintains a commitment to innovative water solutions with a focus on green business practices. RMC Water and Environment has received a number of awards for its exemplary performance, including the 2016 Outstanding Environmental Analysis Document from the California Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP).

The Outstanding Environmental Analysis Document honors firms and agencies responsible for the publication of the best documents and analyses on environmental topics. Topics that qualify for the award include mitigated negative declarations, environmental impact reports, impact statements, and assessments. However, the jury reserves the right to consider other types of suitable documents.

Judges select recipients based on a series of criteria, including organization and structure, clarity of writing and presentation, and overall completeness. Judges also examine the level of public outreach and involvement in preparing the document and the document’s approach to analysis and data presentation.

The Association of California Water Agencies 2016 Goals

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Founded in 1988, RMC Water and Environment has designed and developed strategies for organizations throughout California to help with the implementation of regional watershed plans and the creation of wastewater treatment facilities and recycled water systems. A multi-award-winning company, RMC Water and Environment is a member of the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA).

With the overall goal of supporting its members in the creation and oversight of solutions that provide quality water with minimal effect on the environment, while taking costs into account, the ACWA implemented the following policy goals in 2016:

1. Advocating for the creation of a policy that confronts California’s issues with drought and water conservation.
2. Highlighting the benefits of various technical solutions for advanced water storage.
3. Promoting new policy or advancement in policy on the subjects of forestry management and headwaters.
4. Working on the legislative and administrative challenges that need to be overcome in regards to accessing the voluntary water markets and making improvements to water transfers.
5. Offering guidance in the creation of clean drinking water initiatives that benefit underserved communities.
6. Promoting the importance of Delta Solutions, which is comprised of researchers from the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, to the creation of plans and ensuring the organization plays a role in developing water reliability solutions for the state.

Woodard & Curran Helps Beverage Company Save Costs

 

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After 18 years of providing innovative water management systems to California cities and towns, RMC Water and Environment will now be able to extend their services nationwide as the result of an acquisition by Woodard & Curran, an engineering firm based in Maine. Like RMC Water and Environment, Woodard & Curran has taken on many significant water and wastewater projects. The company’s noteworthy projects include designing and implementing an efficient and cost-saving water reuse system for a beverage manufacturing company.

The beverage company needed assistance because it was over budget and not producing the necessary output due to wastewater discharge limits. Woodard & Curran’s solution combined ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, and ultraviolet disinfection, reducing the total wastewater discharge from 175,000 gallons per day to 90,000. Prior to the new system, the company was exceeding the cap for the local wastewater utility, which meant that 25,000 gallons of wastewater needed to be taken off the site daily, at great cost. Thanks to the new water system, the beverage company cut its water use ratio almost in half and increased production by 30 percent. The plant also now reuses up to 95,000 gallons per day.