Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016

A new frontier

California to regulate direct potable wastewater recycling, first to embrace a new drinking water supply

Investigation on the Feasibility of Developing Uniform Water Recycling Criteria for Direct Potable Reuse. STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD


Water Deeply

It is now possible to imagine a future in which highly treated wastewater will be plumbed directly into California homes as a new drinking water supply. Earlier this month, the State Water Resources Control Board released a long-awaited report on the feasibility of so-called "direct potable reuse." Next comes the process to actually develop those regulations, which the board intends to begin soon.


Bathrobe biologists can study salmon from home

Sacramento Bee

Several nonprofit groups recently teamed with California wildlife officials to arrange for a real-time salmon count on a Lincoln-area spawning stream with the help of three underwater cameras and one overhead camera placed at Auburn Ravine Creek near Lincoln. Volunteers can count and record salmon and steelhead this fall and winter by reviewing the footage on a home computer.


OC facility reaches key milestone for water reuse


Orange County water and sanitation officials announced they have produced 200 billion gallons of recycled water — a major milestone for the Groundwater Replenishment System. The system accounts for one-third of the water that the Orange County Water District puts into the groundwater basin. Officials are aiming to produce 130 million gallons of reused water daily.

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