September 15, 2009
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation is the proud winner of WateReuse’s 2009 Project of the Year Award for our Cache Creek Desalination Facility. We are the first tribe to win an annual award from the WateReuse Association.
The WateReuse Association is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance the beneficial and efficient use of water resources. The annual symposium is an internationally distinguished conference devoted to water reuse and desalination. It was held in Seattle on Sept. 13-16, 2009.
Our innovative facility—designed by HydroScience Engineers and constructed by Manito Construction—helps maximize the use of recycled water and reduce the use of groundwater at Cache Creek Casino Resort (CCCR). The facility pre-treats all of the water entering CCCR, removing naturally-occurring solids and salts that typically make water reuse both difficult and expensive.
As historical inhabitants of the Capay Valley, responsible stewardship of our land and resources is at the heart of our culture and heritage.