AC21 - Pure Water San Diego

Recorded On: 06/09/2021

Member: $38.00
Non-Member: $53.00

SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.15

The City of San Diego's Pure Water potable reuse program will ultimately provide 1/3 of San Diego's drinking water supply when fully implemented in 2035. This presentation will highlight the unique aspects of the City's Pure Water Program and the opportunities and constraints associated with planning for the Phase 2 facilities.

Learning Objectives:
Understand the benefits of the City of San Diego's Pure Water potable reuse program related to local water supply and environmental stewardship.
Recognize the challenges associated with planning for Phase 2 of the Program from regulatory, technical and policy perspectives.
Discuss the approaches that may be most cost-effective to supplying the additional 53 mgd of purified water supply in Phase 2 of the program.

Tom Rosales, MS

Assistant Director

City of San Diego

Tom Rosales is currently an Assistant Director with the City of San Diego in the City’s Public Utilities Department (PUD). In this role, Mr. Rosales is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of PUD's Water Recovery Branch, which includes 3000 miles of wastewater collection pipelines, 82 pump stations, four wastewater treatment facilities and the brand new Pure Water Operations Division which will operate the North City Pure Water Facility, currently under construction.

Before joining the City, Mr. Rosales served as the Wastewater Manager for the City of Klamath, Oregon and as General Manager for the South Orange County Wastewater Authority.

Mr. Rosales has also served on numerous state and regional Boards, including the California Association of Sanitation Agencies and the California Sanitation Risk Management Authority.

Mr. Rosales holds a Grade 5 wastewater certification issued in California, has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Sciences.

John Carroll

Sr. Wastewater Operations Supervisor, North City Water Reclamation Plant

City of San Diego Public Utilities Department

As Sr. Wastewater Operations Supervisor, John C. Carroll leads the operations of the North City Water Reclamation Plant (NCWRP) and the Pure Water Demonstration Facility (PWDF) located within. The NCWRP operations team monitors and controls an activated sludge and tertiary treatment process to produce reclaimed water for the Northern region of San Diego. The one million gallon per day PWDF showcases the five advanced water treatment processes that will purify recycled water at the future North City Pure Water Facility.
John has Associate Degrees in Water and Wastewater Technology from Palomar College. He has a Grade V Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate from the California State Water Board and an Advanced Water Treatment Operator Grade 5 certificate from CA-NV AWWA/CWEA.

Amy Dorman P.E.

Deputy Director, Pure Water San Diego

City of San Diego Public Utilities Department

Amy Dorman has 25 years of experience in the engineering industry, and has worked for the City of San Diego for more than 20 years. She is the deputy director for the City’s long-term potable reuse program, the Pure Water San Diego program, and oversees the delivery of Pure Water projects from planning through start-up and commissioning. She will also stand up the Pure Water Operations Division to operate and maintain the future Pure Water facilities. Prior to her work on Pure Water, Amy was involved with several projects that now serve as the basis for the Program, including the Water Purification Demonstration Project and Recycled Water Study.

Amy earned her Bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and a Masters in Business Administration from San Diego State University. She is a member of the WaterReuse Association.

Doug Owen

Program Manager


Doug Owen is a Program Manager for Stantec, currently serving as the Consultant Team Manager for the Pure Water Program for the City of San Diego. The program will provide at least 1/3 of the supply for the City’s drinking water by 2035. The first phase includes a $1.5B capital improvement program to provide 30 mgd of purified water as a drinking water source while offloading 52 mgd of wastewater from the City’s Point Loma WWTP. A professional engineer in three states with 35 years of experience, Mr. Owen has advised utilities on wastewater, drinking water and water reuse facility planning and treatment for over 7 billion gallons per day of treatment capacity throughout the United States. Mr. Owen recently served on the Executive Committee of the Water Research Foundation, having served as the Board Chair the WateReuse Research Foundation. He served on USEPA’s National Drinking Water Advisory Council for two terms as well as on other professional and academic Boards.

John Stufflebean

Assistant Director

City of San Diego Public Utilities Department

In his current role as Assistant Director for the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department, John Stufflebean oversees the Pure Water Division and the Environmental Monitoring and Technical Services Division. He manages a large team of engineers, staff, and consultants who provides the technical and engineering services related to the maintenance of the city’s water and sewer systems. In addition, John and his staff and consultants are developing and implementing the Pure Water Program, which will provide a safe, new local drinking water supply for City residents and businesses.

John has 40 years of experience working in local government, mainly in the water and wastewater industry, including 24 years in departmental director positions. John grew up and started his career in Tucson, followed by 12 years in Kansas City. Prior to joining the City of San Diego in March 2020, John served as Director of Environmental Services for the cities of Sunnyvale and San Jose, California, where he oversaw services including wastewater collection and treatment, water supply, watershed protection, waste management, environmental policy, and the business administration of the utilities. After his time in Sunnyvale, he served as a sustainability consultant for multiple organizations in Australia and then as a local government management consultant before returning to the water and wastewater industry.

John received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at Colorado State University and continued his education at the University of Arizona with a Master’s in Sanitary Engineering and at the University of Missouri at Kansas City with a Master’s in Public Administration.

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AC21 - Pure Water San Diego
Recorded 06/09/2021
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