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Wastewater

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