OC Register Puts Reuse on Front Page

OC Register

The Register puts wastewater reuse on the front page today in a big way. Their story here. The reader comments here.

The main deck on the front page reads:

They’ve overcome squeamishness about the idea and objections to the $480 million cost. Now water engineers are about to turn on what they say is the largest plant of its kind in the world, pumping up to 70 million gallons of drinkable water…¬†Along the way, it will be screened to remove solids, squeezed through reverse-osmosis filters, zapped by ultraviolet light and percolated into the ground.

The mainstream media seems focused on this topic with the NY Times featuring OCWD’s Groundwater Replenishment System last week. Perhaps a sea-change in attitudes is occuring?

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