Water Talks: Clean Water, Gross Water on June 12, 2012

While you may get your water from the refrigerator door, if you live in Mount Shasta, Weed, Dunsmuir or McCloud, your water actually comes straight from Mount Shasta spring water sources. And that gross water you flush down the toilet…where does that go?

The public is invited to an educational presentation, “Water Talks: Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment” on Tuesday June 12th 2012 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Mount Shasta Resort located at 1000 Siskiyou Lake Boulevard in Mount Shasta. The informational Water Talks are free and open to the public.

“Water Talks: Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment” will feature presentations from:

  •  Curtis Knight Conservation Director, California Trout on “Origin of Mt. Shasta’s Spring Waters”,
  •  Scott Buecker P.E. Water Works Engineers on “How the Water and Wastewater Industry Works
  •  Bill Navarre, Deputy Director, Siskiyou County Environmental Health on “Understanding Wells and Septic Systems.”

“Mount Shasta’s spring water resources are vital to the municipal water supplies of Weed, McCloud, Dunsmuir and Mount Shasta,” said Curtis Knight, Conservation Director for California Trout. “I’ll present what we’ve learned about the springs in our Mount Shasta Springs Study and talk about future steps of age dating potable water supplies and working with the cities to conduct water supply forecasting,” Knight said.

“The water and wastewater industry is a complex mixture of state and federal laws and associated regulatory agencies, publicly owned infrastructure with city and county personnel, consulting & design engineers, project funding sources and permitting requirements, and finally, a wide array of treatment technologies,” said Scott Buecker, P.E. of Waterworks Engineers. “In my presentation I’ll provide an overall picture of how it all works, or sometimes, doesn’t” Buecker said.

“While some of our small municipalities provide spring water to their customers, the majority of the county utilizes groundwater wells for their water and septic systems for their wastewater services,” explained Bill Navarre, Deputy Director for the Siskiyou County Environmental Health Department. “I will describe the ins and outs of how it all works,” Navarre said.

Attendees can expect to come away with a better understanding of different types of water supply and wastewater treatment systems and associated costs.

Water Talks are an ongoing series of informational and educational presentations with local and regional experts sharing their knowledge with the public on a range of water related topics. The purpose of Water Talks is to provide a place to learn about water related topics. Water Talks is a project of California Trout. California Trout is a nonprofit organization dedicated to seeking workable solutions for fisheries restoration throughout California.” For more information contact Meadow Barr, California Trout Outreach Consultant at 530-859-1411 or mbarr@caltrout.org.