WateReuse California recently announced clean water specialist and CWEA member Stephanie Olson as 2015 Staff Person of the Year from Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD). Stephanie created a first-of-its kind residential recycled water fill station, letting homeowners pick up free recycled water during the drought.
The program increased public acceptance of recycled water and prompted 22 other California water agencies to open fill stations. By the end of 2015, 3,600 fill station users had hauled home more than 30 million gallons of recycled water. Olson provided guidance to agencies all over the state as they sought regulatory approval for their own fill stations based on DSRSD’s model.