Salt Management Study Update
Partners: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, US Bureau of Reclamation
Purpose: Update the following: (a) 1998 salinity management action plan; (b) USBR salinity economics impact mode; and (c) Southern California groundwater salt balance determination. Click here for more information.
White Paper on Ocean Brine Disposal
PI: Michael Welch, Consultant
Purpose: Summarize scientific and regulatory issues associated with ocean brine disposal, as well as recommend strategies to ensure the continued use of ocean outfalls as a disposal option for brine. Seawater, recycled water, and brackish water desalination brines will be considered.
Evaluation of Alternatives to Water Softeners
PI: Peter Fox, Arizona State University
Partners: WateReuse Foundation and County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
Purpose: Develop performance and cost data for the most promising alternative technologies that either soften hard water or reduce the scaling effects of hard water without a net increase of total dissolved solids in wastewater.
Automatic Water Softener Removal Rebate Program
PI: Craig Proctor, Inland Empire Utilities Agency
Partners: Inland Empire Utilities Agency, National Water Research Institute, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Purpose: Develop a regional education and rebate program for the voluntary removal of residential self-regenerating water softeners in the Chino Basin area.