ALEXANDRIA, Va. — WateReuse California honored leaders in water recycling during an awards luncheon in Newport Beach on March 17, according to a press release.

The ceremony was held in conjunction with the 2014 WateReuse California Annual Conference, noted the release, which is the premier educational event dedicated to advancing water recycling and desalination projects in California.

The Annual WateReuse California Awards provide recognition to projects, programs, customers, staff and advocates that have made significant contributions to advancing water recycling in California, the release reported.

According to the release, the award recipients were: Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District for Recycled Water Agency of the Year — Small; City of Santa Clara for Recycled Water Agency of the Year — Medium; Santa Clara Valley Water District for Recycled Water Agency of the Year — Large; Pure Water San Diego for Recycled Water Community Outreach and Public Education Program of the Year; Gibson Ranch, Napa-Sonoma Salt Marsh Restoration Project and Tuftex Carpet Mill for Recycled Water Customers of the Year; Dan Rydberg, City of Oxnard for Recycled Water Staff Person of the Year; and Earle Hartling, Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County for Recycled Water Advocate of the Year.

Read the full release here.