DERWA Board appoints Jan Lee as Authority Manager
DUBLIN (June 27, 2022)—Dublin San Ramon Services District Assistant General Manager Jan Lee will serve as Authority Manager for the regional effort to advance recycled water in the Bay Area.
Lee was appointed to the position by the DERWA Board of Directors, which is comprised of representatives from DSRSD and the East Bay Municipal Utility District. Her term begins July 1.
Lee joined DSRSD in 2020 as Assistant General Manager and oversees the effort to increase water supply reliability, interagency partnerships, emergency preparedness, and asset management. She has a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of California, Davis, and is a licensed professional engineer.
In her role as Authority Manager for DERWA, priorities will include working with member agencies to implement a recycled water demand management program, developing supplemental recycled water supplies, and updating a number of DERWA operating and administrative practices.
“I look forward to working closely with the recycled water program partners to address supply reliability and conservation goals in a cost-effective manner,” Lee said. “The regional use of recycled water is especially important during the current severe drought.”
Lee replaces consultant John Rossi, who served as DERWA Authority Manager since May 2019.
About the San Ramon Valley Recycled Water Program
The DSRSD-EBMUD Regional Water Authority, DERWA, a joint powers authority formed in 1995, is the governing body of the San Ramon Valley Recycled Water Program (SRVRWP). The program was created to provide a safe, reliable, and consistent supply of recycled water for irrigation in Dublin, San Ramon, and Danville. The City of Pleasanton is also a customer of the recycled water program.
The keystone DERWA recycled water plant, the Jeffrey G. Hansen Water Recycling Plant in Pleasanton, can produce up to 16.2 million gallons per day of recycled water to irrigate parks, school grounds, sports fields, golf courses, roadway medians, and business parks. For more information, visit www.srvrwp.org.
Central San Wastewater Diversion's Temporary Demonstration Project
San Ramon, CA (August, 2021) - The San Ramon Valley Recycled Water Program (SRVRWP) is getting a temporary boost to their wastewater supply from Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (Central San), a neighbor with whom their service area overlaps.
Located "up-hill" from the water recycling plant, Central San is diverting about 700,000 gallons a day of wastewater to the DERWA (Dublin San Ramon Services District, East Bay Municipal Utility District Recycled Water Authority) plant that is owned and operated by Dublin San Ramon Services District. The San Ramon Valley Recycled Water Program (SRVRWP) then turns this wastewater into irrigation water.
Yes, DERWA wants Central San's wastewater. It enables DERWA to recycle more wastewater into much needed irrigation water for landscaping in the San Ramon Valley, just in time for the drought.
The diversion is in response to maxed-out supply: On hot summer days, the DERWA Water Recycling Plant uses every drop of wastewater coming into the plant to recycle into irrigation water for school grounds, parks, golf courses, and roadway medians. Wastewater from Central San provides a temporary supply during consecutive hot summer days, so we can make more irrigation water when it is needed most.
The temporary diversion also enables DERWA to promote conservation of our limited supply of recycled water and to develop other sources.
History of DERWA Authority Managers
Through the years, EBMUD and DSRSD employees, as well as consultants, have served as DERWA's Authority Manager. Previous appointees include Bert Michalczyk (beginning Sept. 18, 1995, Technical Services Manager at DSRSD at the time); Laura Johnson (beginning Aug. 27, 2001, Senior Civil Engineer at EBMUD at the time); Robert Whitley (beginning July 22, 2002, consultant); Robert Baker (beginning Dec. 3, 2002, consultant); James Bewley (starting Feb. 27, 2006, consultant); Michael Tognolini (Starting April 1, 2016, Manager of Water Supply Improvements at EBMUD at the time)); and John Rossi (starting May 20, 2019, consultant).
Post Date: 06/30/2022