Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility (credit: Paul Cockrell) West Basin Municipal Water District announced their wastewater recycling plant in El Segundo has reclaimed 100 billion gallons and counting. They compare the milestone to the achievement of Google, which has archived over Continue reading
LA Times writer Susan Carpenter has made a leap of faith into the world of water recycling by re-plumbing her washing machine to empty into the front yard – providing 30-gallons of water per load. “My flax, osmanthus and agapanthus Continue reading
The basin covers roughly 167 square miles and is overseen by the San Gabriel Valley Watermaster who parcels out yearly supplies to water agencies and farmers. The optimal operating range for the basin is between 200 and 250 feet above sea level. The Continue reading
The Antelope Valley Press reports today the region is facing a serious drought and officials say agencies need to implement a plan to reuse water via groundwater recharge. Two treatment plants – Palmdale and Lancaster (shown above) are being upgraded to Continue reading
New York Times reporter Elizabeth Royte tackles the water reuse issue in a long Sunday NY Times Magazine article. Her article dives into the details about Orange County’s Groundwater Replenishment System and the technology and people behind it. Recent LABS speaker Continue reading
By Wendy Wert Sewer Leaks Editor On July 24, the Los Angeles Basin Section (LABS) of California Water Environment Association (CWEA) hosted a training meeting at the Doubletree Hotel in Carson. The featured speaker at the event, Ron Wildermuth the Continue reading
CNN takes a look at Mayor Villaraigosa’s water recycling plan. “The days of just thinking water is unlimited are over,” says the Mayor. CNN video here.
Michelle Mische of the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts will lead LABS efforts as head of the Wastewater treatment and reuse committee. Interested in reuse issues, contact Mischelle MMische_AT_lacsd.org or (562) 908-4288 x2488.
The Orange County Groundwater Replinishment System is the focus of this Nightly News segment. Money quote from the reporter: Where the demand for ever more drops to drink trumps the “yuck factor.”
A gutsy editorial on reuse from the folks on Spring Street. Money quote: With supplies from the Colorado River and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta increasingly unpredictable, regions need to do what they can to tap into local water resources. Wastewater Continue reading