Fulbright scholar tours Ironhouse Water Recycling Facility
Madrid, Spain is the latest of several international countries to tour Ironhouse’s Water Recycling Facility. Recently, Ironhouse’s general manager, Chad Davisson, hosted a tour with several members of the Department of Water Resources (DWR) and their guest Dr. Raquel Iglesias.
Dr. Iglesias is a Fulbright Scholar who works on recycled water for the Spanish government in Madrid. For the past nine months Dr. Iglesias has been visiting California and working with DWR and UC Davis to learn about California’s agricultural reuse of recycled water.
Most of the recycled water use in Spain is currently used for agricultural irrigation. Before she completes her time in California, Dr. Iglesias is visiting facilities around the state producing and using secondary and tertiary recycled water for agriculture. For 25 years, Ironhouse applied the recycled water cleaned in its Water Recycling Facility to irrigate hay fields on the District owned Jersey Island.
During her visit at Ironhouse Dr. Iglesias took a tour of the Water Recycling Facility, as well as discussed water quality issues and challenges in irrigating with recycled water, irrigation methods and how Ironhouse’s recycled water agricultural program is implemented.