This summer has been a time of growth for the RBI team with the addition of two new staff members. First, we welcome Dr. Ellen Preece. Ellen earned her Ph.D. from Washington State University where she studied limnology and fisheries biology, with a focus on salmonids. Her dissertation research involved assessments of microcystins in Puget Sound mussels. Ellen brings diverse expertise and experience to RBI's Water Quality and Fisheries Departments. We also welcome Cyle Moon, M.S. Cyle is an Environmental Engineer with experience in wastewater treatment, water quality monitoring and modeling, and hydrology. Cyle brings a diverse background and innovative approaches to RBI's Environmental Engineering and Water Quality Departments. Both Ellen and Cyle are ready to help provide timely and effective solutions to meet your project needs.
The WateReuse California Annual Conference is the premier statewide conference devoted to sustaining supplies through water recycling. The conference, to be held in Los Angeles, is designed for individuals, organizations, and agencies that are associated with or interested in the design, management, operation, and use of water recycling facilities and projects in California. The conference will feature technical presentations, technical tours, receptions, an awards luncheon, the annual Gordon Cologne Breakfast, the town hall session, and an exhibition component. RBI is excited to have been selected to present at this year’s conference. You can find out more about the conference HERE.
RBI was contracted by the Central Valley Clean Water Association (CVCWA) to lead the implementation of the “Phase I Freshwater Mussel Collaborative Study for Wastewater Treatment Plants.” This study will provide information needed by the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board to implement the U.S. EPA 2013 ammonia criteria for wastewater treatment plants throughout the Central Valley.
RBI has been selected by the City of Brentwood to prepare the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Recycled Water Project. RBI completed the Recycled Water Feasibility Study in October 2013 and has been retained by the City to update the Study. The CEQA work will be completed in the first quarter of 2015 and will address the necessary Federal nexus environmental issues needed for the City to apply for financing under the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF).
This summer two members of the RBI team welcomed new additions to their families. Congratulations to Kindel and Paul Bedore on the April 20th arrival of their son, Isaac Justus. Also, congratulations to Mary and Ben Giudice on the latest addition to their family, Eleanor Pearl, who was born July 14.