Presentation Title: Developing a 100% Reuse System with Regional Benefits
Description: Pasco County Utilities is an industry leader in non-potable reuse. The Pasco County Master Reuse System is the sole method of wastewater effluent management for Pasco County. Over 23 million gallons per day is reused through irrigation, groundwater recharge, and industrial reuse. As the County has grown without proportionally increasing the irrigation customer base, additional reuse strategies were needed to manage wet weather supplies with dry weather demands while providing the maximum benefit to the water resources of the region. This presentation will focus on the County’s approach to complete reuse, recently implemented projects that support better management of seasonal reclaimed water flows, and the project benefits that have led to unique design and construction strategies to achieve funding support to accomplish the County’s goals.
Michael J Carballa, P.E., BCEE - Utilities Engineering Director/Pasco County Utilities
Mike is a Professional Engineer with twenty years of environmental engineering experience in both the government and private sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of South Florida and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida. He is currently the Director of Engineering for Pasco County Utilities where he is responsible for all utility planning, service commitment, capital delivery and operational support.
Jeffrey D Harris - Senior Environmental Scientist/Pasco County Utilities
Jeff is a Senior Environmental Scientist for Pasco County. He’s been working in the ecological sciences industry for more than 15 years. Prior to, he served in the United States Navy aboard the aircraft carriers, USS John F Kennedy and USS Dwight D Eisenhower. After nearly a decade in the Navy, Jeff earned an Environmental Science degree from Florida International University. Since then he’s been dedicated to the protection and sustainability of natural resources in Pasco County, as part of Broward County’s Environmental Protection Department, and Palm Beach County’s Environmental Health Division of the State Health Department. Most recently, Jeff served as the Project Manager for Pasco County’s 4G Wetlands Project; winner of regional, state, national, and international environmental excellence awards.
Attend a panel discussion with our local public utilities to learn about the key issues and challenges they faced in the days leading up to and after Hurricane Irma. Gain insight directly from some of Southwest Florida’s Utility Managers on how the storm impacted their operations.
Speakers: Jeff Poteet – Marco Island Utilities Richard Moulton – City of Fort Myers Public Works Jeff Pearson – City of Cape Coral Utilities Tom Jackson – City of Punta Gorda Moderator: Paul Pinault – CDM Smith more info...
Benefiting: Water for People and FWEA State Scholarship Fund
Where: Ted Sperling Park at Lido Beach Nature Park, 190 Taft Drive, Lido Key
When: March 23, 2018
Schedule: 2:30 – 3:00 Gear up (please plan for season traffic to keep the event on schedule)
3:00 – 5:00 Paddle
Cost: $40 per person (includes boating and picnic)
$20 per person (includes picnic)
Kids under 12 are free
Sponsorship: $750 – Gold Sponsor (includes four event tickets)
$500 – Silver Sponsor (Includes two evet tickets)
$250 – Bronze Sponsor
Recognition on event promotional material for all sponsorship levels
Directions: From I-75 take exit 210 for Fruitville Rd (FL-780) west. Continue on Fruitville Rd (FL-780) west. Turn left onto US-41/N Tamiami Trail. Turn right onto N Gulf Stream Ave. Turn left on S Washington Dr (before St. Armands Circle). Turn left on Blvd of Presidents. Turn left onto Taft Dr into Ted Sperling Park and continue to end of parking lot. kayak launch is located at the end of the parking lot on the right.
the Florida Water Festival is a unique learning opportunity for children and adults alike. The free to attend event is designed to educate the public at large of the importance of protecting Florida’s precious water resources. more info...