Aug 03, 2017

IWA Conference Serves Beer Made With Recycled Water

Ballast Point Brewing Co. celebrates East County Advanced Water Purification Facility’s water reuse success

Beer made with recycled water served at IWA Conference

At the 2017 International Water Assn. (IWA) Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse in Long Beach, Calif., beer made from recycled water was served to attendees at Padre Dam Municipal Water District’s Brew Reception. The Ballast Point Brewing Company 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.

“The Ballast Point beer demonstrates what’s great about our work, reusing wastewater to the degree that it can be consumed by the population again. This Brew Reception, hosted by Padre Dam Municipal Water District, is great for experiencing the results of our contribution to the project and more importantly, in keeping the focus on the benefits and success stories around reuse,” said Jorg Menningmann, president, Biwater’s Membrane Treatment and Desalination Sector (Biwater Inc.).