The Padre Dam facility that was used to process the wastewater for potable use in the beer.
The Padre Dam facility that was used to process the wastewater for potable use in the beer.

At the 2017 International Water Association (IWA) Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse beginning this weekend in Long Beach, California, a unique beverage will be served to attendees at Padre Dam Municipal Water district’s dedicated ‘Brew Reception’. The Ballast Point Brewing Company have crafted a beer using water from the East County Advanced Water Purification Facility to celebrate the facility’s water reuse success story.

The Advanced Water Purification Facility treats secondary effluent from a wastewater treatment plant in the District and was constructed for demonstration and testing purposes to explore a new source of water for Santee. The facility uses a four-step purification process of free chlorine disinfection, membrane filtration, reverse osmosis and advanced oxidation.

Biwater provided a complete turnkey design, and supplied and commissioned all process, mechanical, electrical and control components for the facility, which began operations in 2015.