Hilton Head Public Service District (PSD) General Manager Pete Nardi has been named President of WateReuseSC, the South Carolina chapter of the national WateReuse Association, the nation’s only trade association solely dedicated to advancing laws, policy, funding, and public acceptance of recycled water.
“WateReuse is a coalition of utilities that recycle water, businesses that support the development of recycled water projects, and consumers of recycled water. Our South Carolina chapter is working on expanding our recycled water toolbox, to provide utilities and consumers with more options for implementing recycled water projects and programs,” Nardi said. “One of our first steps is working with our S.C. Department of Health and Control on the regulatory framework for recycled water programs in our state.”
Nardi succeeds Tricia Kilgore of Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority as WateReuseSC President. Kilgore will now serve as the chapter’s Director. WateReuseSC officers also include Murray Dodd of CDM Smith in Columbia, President-Elect; Heather Lawson of City of Rock Hill, Secretary; and David Niesse of ReWa in Greenville, Treasurer.
Hilton Head PSD has a longstanding recycled water program that provides the island’s golf industry with an economical source of high-quality recycled water for course irrigation. PSD recycled water also nourishes pre-existing wetlands on Hilton Head Island, which helps to provide a vital habitat for wildlife and plant species.
Hilton Head PSD is the public water, wastewater, and recycled water utility serving more than 25,000 customers in the north- and mid-island areas of Hilton Head Island. Nardi has worked for the PSD since 2004 and has served as General Manager since 2015.