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Event Name:FWEA West Coast Chapter 2018 Winter Luncheon
Event Type(s):West Coast Chapter

Presentation Title: Developing a 100% Reuse System with Regional Benefits

Description: Pasco County Utilities is an industry leader in non-potable reuse. The Pasco County Master Reuse System is the sole method of wastewater effluent management for Pasco County.  Over 23 million gallons per day is reused through irrigation, groundwater recharge, and industrial reuse. As the County has grown without proportionally increasing the irrigation customer base, additional reuse strategies were needed to manage wet weather supplies with dry weather demands while providing the maximum benefit to the water resources of the region. This presentation will focus on the County’s approach to complete reuse, recently implemented projects that support better management of seasonal reclaimed water flows, and the project benefits that have led to unique design and construction strategies to achieve funding support to accomplish the County’s goals.


Michael J Carballa, P.E., BCEE - Utilities Engineering Director/Pasco County Utilities

Mike is a Professional Engineer with twenty years of environmental engineering experience in both the government and private sectors.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of South Florida and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida.  He is currently the Director of Engineering for Pasco County Utilities where he is responsible for all utility planning, service commitment, capital delivery and operational support. 


Jeffrey D Harris - Senior Environmental Scientist/Pasco County Utilities

Jeff is a Senior Environmental Scientist for Pasco County.  He’s been working in the ecological sciences industry for more than 15 years.  Prior to, he served in the United States Navy aboard the aircraft carriers, USS John F Kennedy and USS Dwight D Eisenhower.   After nearly a decade in the Navy, Jeff earned an Environmental Science degree from Florida International University.  Since then he’s been dedicated to the protection and sustainability of natural resources in Pasco County, as part of Broward County’s Environmental Protection Department, and Palm Beach County’s Environmental Health Division of the State Health Department.  Most recently, Jeff served as the Project Manager for Pasco County’s 4G Wetlands Project; winner of regional, state, national, and international environmental excellence awards.
Event Date:02-22-18
Event Time:11:30 AM - 01:00 PM Eastern
Location:Columbia Restaurant
2117 East 7th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605

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Contact Person:Kris Samples
(phone: 813-549-3740)
1905 Salad: Crisp iceberg lettuce with julienne of baked ham, natural Swiss cheese, fresh tomato, olives, grated Romano cheese and our famous garlic dressing.
OPTION 1: Pollo Salteado - In a very hot sauté pan, we combine Spanish olive oil with a touch of fresh garlic then add boneless chicken, sliced sweet Spanish onion, green bell pepper, fresh mushrooms, diced potatoes, Spanish sausage (Chorizo) splashed with a hearty red wine. Served with yellow rice.
OPTION 2: Roast Pork “A la Cubana” - Generous slices of roast pork with a delicious marinade. Served with black beans, white rice and plátanos.
OPTION 3: Red Snapper “Russian Style” - King of Gulf Fish Snapper, lightly seasoned with Cuban bread crumbs. Pan fried and topped with lemon butter, chopped parsley and egg. Served with yellow rice.
OPTION 4: Vegetarian Plate​ - Our combination of white rice, black beans, yuca, platanos maduros and mixed vegetables.
Flan: Spanish caramel egg custard.
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