The Times reviews the basics of water recycling – from influent to treatment to further treatment to spreading grounds to percolation to aquifer. The article seems to bemoan the fact the City tried, but failed to implement the process several years ago. Money quote:
The quality is extraordinary when you run water through that level of treatment. – Mark Gold, President, Heal the Bay
The goal is to recycle 4-billion gallons of water annually by 2018. The water takes a year or more to percolate into deep underground aquifers. Who knew?
LAT story here. (graphic: LAT)