Would Your Citizens Drink Recycled Water?
Fully operational in 1995, the Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility in El Segundo, Calif., is a state-of-the-art water recycling treatment facility that produces 30 million gallons of water per day, conserving enough drinking water to meet the needs of 60,000 households for a year. It is the largest water recycling facility of its kind in the United States, having recycled more than 130 billion gallons of water since 1992.
Shivaji Deshmukh is assistant general manager of the West Basin Municipal Water District where he oversees recycling operations and engineering.
Brent McGovern is United Water's project manager and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the main Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility as well as three refinery satellite operations for Chevron, ExxonMobil and BP. He is also responsible for West Basin’s Ocean Desalination Demonstration Project.