Thursday, May 12, 2016

Canal milestone

Recycled water project for Valley farms makes headway

David Murillo, regional director with the Bureau of Reclamation, signs the record of decision Friday for the North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program at the Del Puerto Water District office. NATHAN DUCKWORTH / Patterson Irrigator

Irrigator

Patterson Irrigator

A project looking to deliver 59,000 acre-feet per year of treated, recycled wastewater from Modesto and Turlock to the Del Puerto Water District took an important step forward last week. The Bureau of Reclamation signed the record of decision for the North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program, which allows the cities to send the water through the Delta-Mendota Canal to district farmers.

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Water 4.0: The next revolution in urban systems

University of California

In his 2014 book, Water 4.0, UC Berkeley environmental engineer David Sedlak identifies four "revolutions" in the development of urban water systems. As we enter the fourth revolution, he explores the serious water treatment, supply and security challenges we now face, and proposes how to meet them.

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Calculating your water footprint in a few clicks

Department of Water Resources

Californians showed that they can and will conserve water. But the water that comes from the faucet is only about one-tenth of the water that people use each day. A water footprint is a way to calculate the total water, both direct and indirect, that each person uses, so they can make water friendly choices beyond the tap.

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