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Antioch Legislative Water Workshop

On Monday, September 19, 2022, UnTapped graduate class of 2022, Councilmember Monica E. Wilson, City of Antioch, hosted a tour of the Antioch brackish water desalination plant project and a roundtable discussion with other local elected officials and water industry experts about water issues impacting the region.

Speakers included Ron Bernal, Former City Manager, City of Antioch; John Samuelson, Public Works Director, City of Antioch; and Vice De Lange, General Manager, Delta Diablo Sanitation District. Topics discussed included a history of the desalination plant, brine, and what local elected officials could be doing.

The workshop was sponsored by the City of Antioch, United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, California Department of Water Resources, Delta Diablo Sanitation District, California State Water Resources Control Board, and Tri Delta Transit.

This workshop is the culmination of the 6-months Councilmember Wilson spent in the UnTapped Fellowship program. As a graduate of the WELL Untapped Fellowship, she is asked to share the knowledge and relationships she has gained with other local elected officials and community leaders in her region.