August 15 Industry Insight Presentation
Addressing West Basin's
Recycled Water Challenges
Christiana Daisy, P.E., MBA
West Basin Municipal Water District
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West Basin Municipal Water District’s recycled water program recently reached the 200 billion gallon milestone. To produce this much water over twenty years, however, the District had to meet and overcome a variety of challenges.
Foremost among the difficulties West Basin encountered was the variable quality in its source waters, an issue which demanded extreme flexibility in the District’s approach.
In addition, with one main treatment plant and three satellite plants, the District had to contend with expanding four separate facilities, as well as contract operations for both the plants and the pipeline distribution system, all while producing five different qualities of water.
And finally, last but certainly not least, the District had to balance its operations while it addressed ongoing issues with a diverse customer base that would not tolerate outages.
All these challenges, daunting though they were, were seen by the District as opportunities to think creatively, to act innovatively, to assure that the original vision was adhered to as closely as possible.
Join us, August 15, to learn more about how West Basin met the challenges of a massive engineering feat, all while keeping its customer base both happy and well-informed.
OCWA Members with Reservations: $30.00
Non-Members with Reservations: $45.00
OCWA Members without Reservations: $45.00 (at the door)
Non-Members without Reservations: $45.00 (at the door)
Reservations must be made by end-of-day, August 14,
to qualify for the Reservation Rate.
Cancellations received AFTER this date CANNOT be refunded.
About Our Speaker
Christiana Daisy is the Operations Department Manager for the West Basin Municipal Water District. She has spent approximately 28 years in the water industry, approximately 10 of those years at West Basin and eighteen years at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. She is responsible for the operations and maintenance of West Basin’s recycled water treatment plants and pipeline distribution system, which includes a pump station, one main treatment facility, three satellite facilities, and over one hundred miles of pipelines. In addition, she is responsible for the operations and maintenance of West Basin’s groundwater desalter facility.
Another component of her responsibilities includes managing the process of converting and connecting potable water customers to recycled water for non-potable purposes such as irrigation, cooling towers, and dual plumbing. As the Operations Manager, she is responsible for ensuring that there is tight coordination between the customer, regulator, and water purveyor.
Christiana graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. She is a registered Civil Engineer as well as a T2 Water Treatment Operator and a D2 Water Distribution Operator.