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2017-01-19

Texas Master Naturalist meeting set for Jan. 23

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Roberto Macias will be the Texas Master Naturalist Hill Country Chapter’s speaker at the Monday, Jan. 23 monthly meeting. Roberto is the Manager of Production and Treatment of Groundwater at the San Antonio Water System (SAWS). Meetings are free and open to the public. UGRA Lecture Hall, 125 North Lehmann Dr, Kerrville. Socializing begins at 6:30 pm, program is at 7 pm.
Since October of 2016, a new desalination facility is producing about 10 million gallons of new water each day. Desalination is a process that removes minerals from saline water. Saltwater is desalinated to produce water suitable for human consumption or irrigation. "Utilizing brackish water allows our community to make the most of a previously untapped resource," said Robert R. Puente, SAWS President/CEO. "San Antonio continues to invest in new sources to help us meet the city's water needs over the next 50 years while reducing dependency on the Edwards Aquifer." This new desalination project is transforming salty water right in our backyard into millions of gallons of drinkable water. (Information pulled from SAWS website)
Contact Floyd Trefny at 830-796-3182 for further information.