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  • Chief of Engineers signs report recommending ecosystem restoration in Prado Basin

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ top general signed a report April 22 – on Earth Day – recommending a plan to restore more than 600 acres of valuable riparian habitat within the largest riparian forest in Southern California. Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon, the Corps’ commanding general and 55th U.S. Army chief of engineers, signed the Chief of Engineer’s Report for the Prado Basin Ecosystem Restoration and Water Conservation Feasibility Study at the Corps’ headquarters in Washington, D.C. The project is headed by the Corps’ Los Angeles District, in partnership with the Orange County Water District.
  • PUBLICATION NOTICE: Guidelines for Minimizing Potable Water Loss Due to Water Distribution System Flushing

    Abstract: Executive Order 13834 (White House 2018) mandates the reduction of water consumption from potable and non-potable water distribution systems to increase readiness and security. Flushing of water distribution systems potentially wastes large quantities of water. This work developed and administered an installation survey to assess the prevalence of potable water flushing at Army installations, and used the information gathered from that survey to identify available technologies to recommend best management practices that reduce flushing and/or that reduce water loss due to flushing. Specific recommendations include changes to lessen the need to flush and practices that optimize necessary flushing.