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.
The proposal would require new and renovated buildings in San Francisco to have bottle filling stations and access to tap water.
San Francisco’s tap water pilot project marked another milestone at one of the city’s elementary schools Wednesday morning with the installation of new state of the art refillable water stations.
The basin, located near the intersection of University and Bacon streets, will now be a reliable source of water for drinking and emergency firefighting after a major earthquake.
An East Bay environmentalist is hoping a smart phone application to locate drinking fountains will cut down on all that plastic bottled water waste.
Plenty of other Bay Area cities already have fluoride in their drinking water. San Jose is considered the biggest city in the country without fluoridated drinking water.
Airport and public utility officials this week unveiled two tap water “filling stations” at San Francisco International Airport, part of a citywide effort to curb bottled water consumption in favor of the city’s Hetch Hetchy tap water supply.