https://www.waternewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/water-news-network.png 0 0 Andrea Mora https://www.waternewsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/water-news-network.png Andrea Mora2018-05-01 16:33:212018-06-26 17:50:34Where Water Is Scarce, Communities Turn To Reusing Wastewater
Where Water Is Scarce, Communities Turn To Reusing Wastewater
Then California’s Orange County Water District began distributing drinking water derived from sewage in the mid-1970s, it acted out of simple need. The aquifer it relied on for most of its drinking water had been so overdrawn that saltwater from the nearby Pacific Ocean was seeping into it, and allocation limits prevented increases in exports from the Colorado River and Sierra Nevada Mountains, sources of the rest of the district’s water. Orange County was then a bastion of political conservatism, not the sort of place associated with environmental innovation, but water scarcity is a powerful motivator.