LAKEWOOD, Calif., June 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District (WRD) hosted its 11th Annual Groundwater Quality Workshop on May 27, 2015. The free workshop welcomed approximately 120 water professionals representing cities, water companies, and utilities from south Los Angeles County and surrounding areas.
Topics included the latest updates on drinking water regulations; regulations for oil and gas activities; statewide drinking water permit; reverse osmosis lessons from advanced water treatment; overview of WRD's programs; and impact of drought on local groundwater resources.
Prominent speakers included Dr. Cathy Chang, WRD Senior Engineer and Water Quality Program Manager; Kurt Souza, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water; John Geroch, Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources; Renan Jauregui and Phil Isorena, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality; and Everett Ferguson, WRD Senior Hydrogeologist.
WRD Board President Sergio Calderon said, "As a leader in California groundwater management for more than half a century, WRD is a valuable resource for groundwater information. Now in its 11th year, our Annual Groundwater Quality Workshop provides groundwater purveyors with the latest information needed to help ensure a healthy groundwater source. Groundwater provides 40% of the water used by the 10% of the population of the State which lives in our service area, and it becomes even more crucial during periods of drought."
The 2015 WRD Annual Groundwater Quality Workshop was sponsored and hosted by WRD, with lunch provided by CH2M Hill. For more information please visit www.wrd.org.
The Water Replenishment District of Southern California is the regional groundwater management agency that protects and preserves the quantity and quality of groundwater for two of the most utilized urban basins in the State of California. The service area is home to over ten percent of California's population residing in 43 cities in southern Los Angeles County. WRD is governed by a publicly elected Board of Directors which includes Willard H. Murray, Jr., Robert Katherman, John D. S. Allen, Sergio Calderon, and Albert Robles.
SOURCE Water Replenishment District of Southern California