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First CA water treatment and reuse facility kicks off in Wasco

Posted at 10:58 AM, May 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-17 13:58:52-04

California's first merchant facility for treating and reusing water from oilfield operations announced expansion plans and is holding a celebration.

The facility uses artificial intelligence and breakthrough membrane technology based on Nobel Prize Winning Chemistry to Optimize Operations 
The MembranePRO Services and Watershed Tech Services plan to double production capacity at the Wasco Treatment Plant, California's first merchant facility to treat produced water for reclamation and beneficial reuse. The event includes a facility tour, discussion of game-changing technologies used in the facility's operations and ribbon cutting to inaugurate the next phase of plant operations.

This strategically located water treatment facility provides significant environmental and economic benefits to the region. Local oil and gas producers now have a reliable, economical and sustainable option for converting 210,000 gallons per day of produced water into high quality clean water for reuse. Oil and gas producers, agriculture and industry throughout Kern County and Central Valley can now use this recycled water for their operations, reducing the need to utilize precious freshwater resources.

Local and state government and agency officials as well as local oil and gas producers have been invited to participate on Thursday, May 17 at 11 a.m. at the Wasco Treatment Plant located at 591 J Street Wasco, California.

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