SDEP September Monthly Luncheon:
Advanced Water Purification Facility Tour
City of San Diego, Public Utilities Department
Advanced Water Purification Facility Tour and Presentation
$30 for members, $35 for non-members. Online registration will end at 5 pm on the Monday before the event. Walk-ins will be charged an additional $10.
The City of San Diego is addressing the need for new local sources of water. Pure Water San Diego is the City’s 20-year program to provide a safe, reliable and drought-proof local drinking water supply. The program uses proven water purification technology and is environmentally sustainable.
The Advanced Water Purification Facility produces one million gallons of purified water per day using membrane filtration, reverse osmosis and advanced oxidation with ultraviolet light and hydrogen peroxide. On this tour, you will learn about and get an up close look at the water purification equipment and process that could provide one third of San Diego’s drinking water supply. A presentation will also be provided on the Pure Water San Diego Program and how it will make San Diego more water independent and more resilient against drought, climate change and natural disasters.
Members: please sign up early for this popular event!
Jeffery Pasek is the Watershed Manager for the Public Utilities Department. He oversees the management of water and other natural resource on 42,000 acres of land owned by the department around the City’s source water reservoirs. He also guides the department’s interaction with other governmental entities and private land owners across 946 square miles of land that drain to the reservoirs.
Jeffery’s work with San Diego’s water system spans more than thirty years. He was the Senior Biologist in the City’s Water Quality Laboratory and has worked as a reservoir biologist, lake ranger, and resident reservoir keeper.
Jeffery is a member of the American Water Works Association, North American Lake Management Society, and the American Water Resources Association. He has served on the Board of Directors and as President of the California Lake Management Society.
Jeffery is a native San Diegan and is a lifelong resident of the San Diego area. He is a graduate of San Diego State University where he studied geology and aquatic biology.