By Sentinel News Service
The Water Replenishment District (WRD) was named the Recycled Water Agency of the Year (Large Agency Category) by WaterReuse California at the annual 2019 WaterReuse California Conference held in Garden Grove, California on March 18, 2019.
The award recognizes WRD’s extensive experience in the production and use of recycled water, and the District’s successful efforts to provide, protect and preserve the region’s groundwater supply through innovative and sustainable measures.
The WateReuse Association is the nation’s only trade association solely dedicated to advancing laws, policy, funding, and public acceptance of recycled water. The Association and its members are dedicated to ensuring that communities have a safe, reliable and cost-effective supply of water.
“We are honored to be recognized by WateReuse in our efforts to make the region’s water supply safe and sustainable,” said WRD Board President John D.S. Allen. “This award is a testament to the hard work by our agency and staff. We are grateful for this recognition.”
WRD is the largest groundwater agency in the State of California and is responsible for managing and protecting local groundwater resources for four million residents. The need for sustainable and local water resources is imperative to ensure the reliability of the region’s water supply. WRD is currently on track to becoming completely independent from costly imported water by the end of this year.
This article originally appeared in the Los Angeles Sentinel.