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(Kevork Djansezian/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Reclaimed Water Keeping Lawns, Medians, Parks Watered During Drought In Dublin-San Ramon Area

Even in the vehemently eco-friendly Bay Area, we still flush our toilets with drinking water. But, two cities in the East Bay are making sure the water getting flushed down the drain doesn’t go to waste.

08/14/2014

The East Bay Municipal Utility District water treatment facility stands in Oakland, California. (Photo by Chip Chipman/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

East Bay Wastewater Districts, Cities Agree To Pay $1.5 Million Fine & Keep Sewage Out Of SF Bay

The East Bay Municipal Utility District, Stege Sanitary District and six cities have agreed to pay $1.5 million in fines to settle allegations they allowed raw or partially treated sewage to flow into the San Francisco Bay.

07/29/2014

A Halliburton hydrualic fracturing (fracking) operation in the Bakken Formation, North Dakota. (Joshua Doubek/Wikimedia Commons)

Report Links Fracking To Surge Of Earthquake Activity

States where hydraulic fracturing is taking place have seen a surge in earthquake activity, raising suspicions that the unconventional drilling method could be to blame, especially the wells where the industry disposes of its wastewater.

07/14/2014

Street sweeper. (CBS)

San Francisco Wants To Use Recycled Water To Clean Streets

San Francisco is looking into ways to cut down on its supply of drinking water including using recycled water for street cleaning purposes.

03/17/2014

A wastewater treatment plant. (Dublin San Ramon Services District)

Stanford Researcher Turns Wastewater Into Energy That Can Power Treatment Plants

A Stanford engineer has developed a way for sewage treatment plants to power themselves by taking the waste out of wastewater and turning it into energy.

03/10/2014

San Jose Water Pollution Control Plant (City of San Jose)

Employee Exodus Puts San Jose Wastewater Treatment Plant At Risk

A wave of resignations at San Jose’s waste water treatment plant has put the operation at a high risk for a “catastrophic failure,” according to a newly-released report.

08/13/2012

(Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

NASA Scientists Work On Biofuels At San Francisco Wastewater Plant

NASA scientists working at a San Francisco sewage treatment plant in Hunter’s Point believe they’ve developed a way to use wastewater to make biofuels.

04/17/2012

Sewer cover (AP)

Winter Storm Brings Sewage Spills To Sonoma County

Almost two-inches of rain fell in an eight-hour period in the Sonoma County region and the torrent sent wastewater through manhole covers in the southern part of the county.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/29/2010

A crew works to replace Marin sewage pipes following a December 2010 spill(CBS)

Sanitary Officials Say Marin Sewage Spill Could Be Sabotage

Officials believe a wastewater spill in Marin County involving nearly a million gallons of sewage may have been the result of sabotage.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/23/2010

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