Skipping the water at the table. Give me a Nomonning, sugary soda with a plastic straw.
Water that once coursed through city sewers may soon find new life coming out of your home faucet.
New regulations approved Tuesday by the California State Water Resources Control Board allow treated recycled water to be added to reservoirs, the source of California municipal drinking water.
Water recycling is part of the California Water Action Plan and Senate bills 918 and 322 direct the Water Board to investigate creating regulations for direct and indirect potable reuse.
Water From The Toilet To The Tap In California
From those fine people that brought you ongoing sewage spills at Lovers Point We have another one by Monterey Wonder Water, better known as Monterey Regional Water Pollution Creation Agency.
Monterey One Water says as much as 4.9 million gallons of wastewater spilled into the Monterey Bay. The leak was caused by an equipment failure at their wastewater treatment facility in Marina. The beach coastline between Marina State Beach and Stillwater Cove, Monterey, California are closed as a result.
Beaches Close As Millions Of Gallons Of Raw Sewage Dump In The Bay
City Councilman Rudy Fischer also serves as Monterey Wonder Water’s chairman of the board. Didn’t know that.
Also, MRWPCA changed it’s name to Monterey One Water sometime after the sewer spill. We have some creative and corporate savvy people there I’d say.
In all, nine pump stations exist in Pacific Grove with seven of them belonging to the city and two, including the one along Ocean View Boulevard, belonging to Monterey One Water.
While Jennifer Gonzalez, engineering manager for Monterey One Water, wasn’t quite as optimistic as Fischer in terms of the project being done by Sunday, she said when it is finished it will provide more reliability.
“We want reliability in all or our pump stations,” said Gonzalez, noting that the pumps need to be operational for the wet weather season, which Monterey One Water considers to officially begin on Suday. The station “is approaching 35- to 40-years-old at this point. Some of the valves have gotten to the end of their useful life.”
Fischer also noted the renovation is in response to the sewage spill that occurred in May of 2015.
Two Years After Massive Sewage Spill, MRWPCA Believes Pump Is Fixed