The Mayor, City officials and DWP’s leader announced on Thursday major efforts to conserve water and begin planning for projects which can help increase supplies. This includes putting recycling wastewater back on the City’s agenda – a story which ended badly in the 1990s. Money quote:
Just to meet a 15% increase in demand by 2030, officials say 32 billion gallons a year will have to be saved or recaptured.
The success of the Orange County Groundwater Replenishment System certainly underscores the future of recycling and groundwater recharge. LABS story here.