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.
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.
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.
San Francisco is looking into ways to cut down on its supply of drinking water including using recycled water for street cleaning purposes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Officials believe a wastewater spill in Marin County involving nearly a million gallons of sewage may have been the result of sabotage.