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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.

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02/22/1811:30am to 1:00pmKris Samples

Please join us for our 2nd Annual Sporting Clays Tournament. 

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02/23/1811:00am to 4:00pmJacob Porter

Discussion Topic: Doing More with Less - Emerging Wastewater Treatment Technologies

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02/27/1811:30am to 1:00pmJennifer Roque

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03/02/18 Katie Ibarra



RSVP by March 2nd


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03/09/1812:00pm to 3:30pmBilly Saum

FWEA Southeast Chapter Booth at 16th Annual Broward Water Matters Day Festival
When: Saturday, March 10th, 2018
Time: 9am - 3pm
Where: Tree Tops Park, Davie, Florida


Event Highlights:
Children's Activities, Giveaways, Interactive Educational Displays/Booths, Water Conservation Tips, Landscaping for Water Savings, Eco-Friendly Ideas, Food Truck Invasion.

For more information and to Volunteer, Contact:
Nandita Ahuja, Planning Coordinatornahuja@hazenandsawyer.com, 954-987-0066
Tara VanEyk, Southeast Chapter Chair, tvaneyk@hazenandsawyer.com, 954-987-0066

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03/10/188:30am to 3:00pmNandita Ahuja

Details to Come.  Stay Tuned!

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03/22/1811:30am to 1:30pmGeorge Dick

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

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03/22/185:30pm to 8:00pmSteven Agapi

What:                    FWEA Manasota Kayak & Picnic


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

                                                5:00                        Picnic


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.


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03/23/182:30pm to 6:00pm

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.

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03/25/1810:00am to 2:00pmDavid O'Connor

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04/07/18 Richard Anderson

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04/15/1811:00am to 2:00pm

Following the business portion of the Annual Business Meeting, awards will be presented.

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04/18/18 Katie Ibarra

Safety Seminar
This event is coming to the Big Bend/First Coast area in the Winter of 2017-18.

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Utilities Management Seminar
This seminar is coming to Central Florida in the Winter 2017-18.

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Biosolids Seminar
This seminar will be coming to the West Coast area in November 2018.

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