Governor Jerry Brown signaled his support for more aggressive water-saving measures Thursday in the face of the state’s historic drought, including a controversial plan to use recycled wastewater to replenish the drinking water supply.
California’s epic drought is reshaping golf courses statewide. Many of California’s more than 860 golf courses have jumped at turf reduction rebate programs run by water agencies.
Need water? In the East Bay they’re giving away recycled water to anyone who shows up with a bucket.
City leaders are now calling for residents to cut back on water use by 20 percent.
San Francisco is looking into ways to cut down on its supply of drinking water including using recycled water for street cleaning purposes.
San Francisco officials are looking at how the city can better use recycled water as supplies steadily dwindle and Mayor Ed Lee, who’s still in Washington, D.C. after last night’s State of the Union address, said he’s seeking federal assistance for infrastructure.
San Jose water officials have broken ground on what they are calling one of the most advanced water treatment facilities in the country.