Wastewater is Kind of Like the Weather

The Yucca Valley’s Hi-Desert Star draws the comparison in their editorial on Saturday:

Up until recently, a sewer system in Yucca Valley has been akin to the weather: Everybody talks about it, but nobody ever did much of anything. But as this little town has grown from its rural roots, so has the need to treat its wastewater in a municipal system.

What is the tipping point where a community goes from septic tanks to a publicly owned treatment works? It’s an issue many communities struggle with, such as Yucca Valley and the small coastal town of Los Osos. LosĀ Osos is an incredible story about a community’s struggle over wastewater treatment. And more.

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