Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

'Sewerage Brewerage'

Plan to tap into purified wastewater advances in Ore.

QUINN DOMBROWSKI

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Citylab

Homebrewers are very particular about the water they use when they practice their art. That's why homebrewers along Oregon's Tualatin River watershed are eager to get their hands on the high-purity water that Clean Water Services is producing. Water so clean it exceeds drinking water standards. Water so pure even healthy minerals are stripped away. Water recycled from the sewer.

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Wash. crafting new rules for winery wastewater

Yakima Herald-Republic

Washington regulators are working on new rules that would govern how wineries dispose of water used to clean equipment and facilities. The Department of Ecology is drafting a winery wastewater permit that could require companies to build new treatment and disposal facilities separate from their sewer connections or septic systems.

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Study: Ocean acidification hitting region hard

The Oregonian

The Natural Resources Defense Council released a report that won't come as a surprise to Northwest shellfish growers. Ocean acidification — a chemical imbalance in the water caused by carbon dioxide emissions — is hitting the Northwest harder than other parts of the country.

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