The state of California is suing the federal government over untreated sewage in the Tijuana River. NBC 7’s Erika Cervantes is in Imperial Beach with more. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018)
Tijuana Sewage Lawsuit Moves Forward
The San Diego Water Board is suing the U.S. section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC), claiming it is violating the Clean Water Act by not monitoring or stopping untreated waste flowing … [more…]
San Francisco’s green-grey infrastructure
Over the next 20 years, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) will spend around $2.7 billion upgrading its sewer system. Read how the city is ensuring it will be a mix of green and grey infrastructure.
By Robert C. Brears
SFPUC’s Urban Water Assessment is part of the city’s Sewer System Improvement Program, the city’s 20-year program to plan, identify, and build investment priorities in the … [more…]
Dairy processors could look to new technologies to address water sustainability challenges
A 2015 report from the World Economic Forum said that water shortages will be the Earth’s biggest threat in the next decade. Meanwhile, data from UN-Water show that by 2025, 1.8 billion people will be experiencing water scarcity, while two-thirds of the world’s population could be living in still-concerning conditions of water stress.
The dairy processing industry has … [more…]
The Windsor Town Board plans to continue discussing options for providing water for the town in the future.
GREELEY — Although Windsor owns enough water for all existing customers, town officials know more people are on the way. That means more water, and that may also mean the need for the town’s own wastewater treatment plant. To pay for the projects that would provide that water as well as treat
photo: The Watsonville, California, recycled water facility, completed in 2009, purifies wastewater from the city of Watsonville for use by farmers in the Pajaro Valley. Using recycled water instead of groundwater prevents the Pacific Ocean from spoiling coastal aquifers with salt. Photo © Brett Walton / Circle of Blue
Farm districts preserve fresh groundwater with recycled wastewater
Driving on the world-famous Route 1, just south of town, a traveler looking … [more…]