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    Water Recycling Efforts Spark Policy Debate in California

    Mar 24, 2008 06:46 PM EDT

    ... getting more water for the area's three million residents was going down the drain, billions of gallons of wastewater going to waste. Then, local water and sanitation officials bought into an idea: turning that wastewater into clean drinking water. MIKE MARKUS, Orange County Water District: This project is extremely ...

  • How California is preparing for a future full of extreme weather

    How California is preparing for a future full of extreme weather

    Mar 16, 2017 05:00 PM EDT

    ... preparedness and water sustainability. Additional water conservation methods have been implemented to prepare for future dry seasons. According to the progress report of the California Water Action Plan, the state water board has financed more than $430 million in water recycling construction projects and issued an order designed to streamline ...

  • Will water-wasting penalties help California conserve?

    Will water-wasting penalties help California conserve?

    May 06, 2015 08:08 PM EDT

    ... go. But, fortunately, we have a lot of opportunities to adapt, with conservation of course being the cheapest, smartest and fastest way to extend our water resources. But we also have great plans, particularly in our large -- in cities, for all kinds of water recycling and storm water capture and ...

  • Calif. calls for water conservation in response to record drought

    Calif. calls for water conservation in response to record drought

    Jan 22, 2014 09:11 PM EDT

    ... across the state to save water. JERRY BROWN: We need everyone in every part of the state to conserve water. We need regulators to rebalance water rules and enable voluntary transfers of water. And we must prepare for forest fires. As the state water plan action lays out, water recycling ...

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    Eco-friendly Buildings

    Apr 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT

    ... the-art water recycling plant in the basement. ROB WATSON: The biology is killed with ozone here. JEFFREY KAYE: It cleans the building's gray water -- that's the water that comes from the sinks in the bathroom and kitchen, as well as from captured rainwater. ROB WATSON: It's ...

  • LA mayor says 'drought shaming' is our civic duty

    LA mayor says 'drought shaming' is our civic duty

    Sep 03, 2015 08:18 PM EDT

    ... with the plentiful water we actually still have, switching out our turf and paying people to do that, to have better plans that use less water, and then recycling water. About 60 percent of our daily use of water, equivalent of that, gets treated through our sewage treatment plants to ...

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    China Weighs Environmental Concerns Against Economic Growth

    Apr 12, 2011 08:00 PM EDT

    ... Fitch, J.C. Penney, Nike and Polo. With 54,000 employees, this massive plant functions almost as a minicity. Executives tout their environmental commitment to recycling water and lowering energy use. The factory has an on-site power plant that generates electricity and produces steam for heating. Other power plants ...

  • Column: Water wars are coming

    Column: Water wars are coming

    Nov 16, 2015 02:08 PM EDT

    ... 97.5 percent of the water on Earth is in oceans — and therefore salty and unfit for human consumption. If all of the planet’s water filled a typical one-gallon milk container, less than a teaspoon of it would be freshwater. The Earth is constantly recycling the water we ...

  • Recycled water in Arizona staves off drought

    Recycled water in Arizona staves off drought

    May 16, 2014 11:10 AM EDT

    In the desert, water is more precious than gold. In the American Southwest, fresh water sources are strained as climate change brings more intense heat waves and the population booms. To make their drinkable water last, engineers in Tucson, Arizona are working on recycling waste water. “In the city of ...

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    India Dispatch: Thriving Development Spawns Water, Resource Worries

    Dec 29, 2010 01:10 PM EDT

    ... a trickle so anemic that residents use electric pumps to suck it into holding tanks and later to rooftop reservoirs. Sharma says the city's water woes could be largely eased by simple practices like rainwater collection systems and recycling. Instead, fresh water is currently piped in from dams more ...

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