24 SOURCE winter 2014
News For and About the CA-NV AWWA Community
Kyle Rhorer Joins West Yost Associates. Kyle
Rhorer has joined West Yost Associates as a Vice
President and Chief Strategic Officer. He will also
lead West Yost’s Alternative Delivery Services Group,
applying his specialized expertise in developing
public-private partnerships for utility infrastructure.
His experience in alternative project delivery, strategic
planning, program management, infrastructure
financing and utility financial management coincides
with West Yost’s focus on advancing sustainable
EMWD Breaks Ground for Solar Facility. Eastern
Municipal Water District has broken ground for a 500
Kw photovoltaic solar energy generation system that
will provide solar-powered energy to its Perris headquarters.
The system is expected to save more that
$8 million in electrical costs over the next 20 years
and will make the district’s headquarters nearly gridneutral.
Capital funding for the project is partially
offset by up to $800,000 in incentives from Southern
California Edison’s California Solar Initiative program.
Investments in water use efficiency, bio-gas
fuels cells, microturbines and other initiatives have
achieved more than $4.7 million in annual savings
for EMWD’s ratepayers.
Central Basin Brings Recycled Water to Santa
Fe Springs Facility. Central Basin Municipal Water
District is delivering 225 Acre-Feet of Recycled
Water to the Santa Fe Springs facility of ProCal, a
joint venture between industrial gas companies Air
Products and Air Liquide, manufacturers of liquid
nitrogen, oxygen and argon. Over 200 sites in the
Central Basin service area are provided recycled
water through the district’s system. “This partnership
with ProCal will save our region a tremendous
amount of potable water at a time when the whole
state is being geared towards decreasing consumption
of water by 20 percent by 2020,” said Central
Basin Board Vice President Robert Apodaca.
EMWD GM Appointed to Regional Group. Paul
D. Jones II, General Manager at Eastern Municipal
Water District in Perris, has been appointed to the
Board of Trustees for the Southern California Water
Committee, a nonprofit organization that develops
policy recommendations and educates the public
about water issues. Jones will serve as the co-chair