Session 4: Practical Implementation

Thursday, May 2, 2013, 8:00am-11:30am CDT

Session Chair: Loraine Huchler, MarTech Systems

Practical Implementation of water reuse is specific to each site; however, the process to conceptualize a water reuse project, define the justification, analyze the feasibility and proceed through funding, planning and execution is a predictable process. Attendees at this session will have a “birds-eye” view of a project team that addresses two water reuse initiatives from start to finish. One scenario will require replacement of a portion of the raw water with recycled water from the local municipality, i. e. Title 22 water, and the other scenario will analyze an internal water reuse application. Our facilitator will guide the project team through the discussions and ask the audience to weigh in on their concerns and insights about merits of the decisions of the project team. This session will build on the information presented in the previous three sessions: regulatory and cost drivers, the hurdles and opportunities for water reuse and conservation in industrial sites and to the role of other factors such as scarcity, regulation, and corporate sustainability issues and the commercialized and developmental technologies for industrial water reuse and conservation and application strategies as well as discussing project management and specialized mapping and modeling tools.

Confirmed Speakers

Title 22 Water Panel

  • Recycled Water Supplier: Joe Walters, West Basin Municipal Water District
  • Equipment Supplier: Al Pristera, Nalco
  • Water Treatment Supplier: Tim Eggert, GE Water & Process
  • Consultant: Jerry Levine, Water & Power Consult

Internal Reuse Panel

  • Plant Regulatory Expert: Tara Lee Lanier, Marathon Petroleum
  • Plant-Project or Utilities Engineer: Don Akers, Marathon Petroleum
  • Water Treatment Supplier: Mikel Goldblatt, Ashland
  • Consultant: Sid Dunn, Baker Petrolite

Al Pristera

Al Pristera currently directs the Project Development activities at Nalco.  In this role he works closely with key sales, management and technology staff to implement and execute medium and long-term business development strategies and projects.  He has played a significant role in the development of new projects that implement Nalco’s proprietary anaerobic technologies for treatment of high-strength organic wastewater and the recycle/reuse of effluents, providing conceptual design, commercial review and pricing support.  In addition, Mr. Pristera has been part of the management team...

Jerry Levine

As Principal consultant with Water and Power Consult LLC., Mr. Levine specializes in all processes involved in the treatment and operation of water systems. This includes external treatment, boiler water, cooling water, and process water and wastewater areas.


Mr. Levine provides expertise involving the above systems for technical and economic consultation. This includes system performance reviews, problem solving, failure analyses, continuing surveillance and system auditing.


His career started in plant operations at PSEG (NJ) with oversight of a 3000 gpm ion...

Joe Walters

Joe Walters brings a diverse background to his role as Manager of Business Development and Regulatory Affairs at West Basin Municipal Water District.  After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Indiana University, he began a career in Sales and Customer Service Management. 


Joe added an additional degree in Golf Management from the College of the Desert in Palm Desert leading to a position of General Manager of a public golf course.


Joe transitioned from the experience of “water user” to “water purveyor” analyzing operations and managing Customer...

Tara Lee Lanier

Tara Lee Lanier, QEP, is an environmental professional with Marathon Petroleum Company LP (MPC) Corporate Environmental Support group. She earned her MSE in environmental engineering from West Virginia University and has supported environmental compliance and Responsible Care® implementation for more than three decades. Tara draws from her experience as a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intern, a U.S. refining and multinational chemical industry environmental professional.     

The MPC Corporate Environmental Support group leads advocacy efforts with the EPA regarding...

Tim Eggert

Mr. Eggert is a Senior Technical Consultant functioning as a Regional Engineer for the GE Water and Process Technologies Western Geography since 1999. In this role, Mr. Eggert provides Technical recommendations for Boiler, Cooling and Wastewater treatment to the Water and Process Technologies sales force and customers in the west. He specializes in Water Treatment applications in the Power and Refining Industries.

Mr. Eggert has been involved with the use of Reclaimed water in Southern California since the early 1990’s. At that time, he helped developed the treatment program through...