The purpose of this project was to expand the water resources available for supply in California by reclaiming farm wastewaters including drainwater. In order to make the project viable, toxic selenium shall be removed to prevent inorganic mineral waste brines from the desalination process from being available to waterfowl in evaporation basins. PACE conducted over two years of research, piloting, and demonstration scale work on the selenium and desalination aspects of the system and developed preliminary construction documents for full-scale design. PACE provided engineering design, consulting, and pilot operations services including work on different biological attachment media, post-treatment oxidation. The project objectives for the drainwater recovery project are:
This project will be one of the first to utilize agricultural runoff as a viable, profitable, and environmentally safe alternative water resource by coupling innovative design with the most current technology.
Tulare Lake Drainage District