Historic Petaluma Creamery Delivers $844K Payment Toward Delinquent Wastewater Fines, FeesThe city has threatened to evoke Petaluma Creamery’s wastewater discharge permit and gave the company two weeks before the city shuts off access to the sewer system due to outstanding fines and fees.
Small Winery Operators Fear New California Wastewater Rules Will Cork ProfitsCalifornia regulators have approved a new set of statewide rules for wastewater discharged from wineries and some smaller operators in the North Bay are saying the new requirements could put them out of business.
UC Berkeley Scientists Unveil Pop-Up Lab That Tests Wastewater For COVID-19A team of scientists from the University of California, Berkeley launched a pop-up lab this month to test wastewater from throughout the Bay Area for the novel coronavirus, the university said Thursday.
Coronavirus Found in Yosemite National Park SewageTests of untreated waste water from Yosemite National Park have confirmed the presence of coronavirus and the recently-reopened park is cutting the number of vehicle passes in half.
San Francisco Recycled Water Program Pushing Wastewater Towards DrinkabilityThe city of San Francisco could be drawing on a new source of drinking water that is a recycled version of what's being flushed down toilets.
Heavy Rains Taxing Bay Area Wastewater Treatment PlantsThe record-setting year of rain in the bay area is making for an equally extreme year for sanitary sewer overflows.
New Stress Maps Could End Earthquakes Induced By Oilfield Wastewater InjectionScientists have created new maps that can help oil and gas developers stop inducing earthquakes.
Environmental Coalition Calls For Ban On Oilfield Wastewater IrrigationA coalition of environmental groups is calling for a moratorium on new permits for irrigation of food crops with oilfield wastewater.
California Farm Use Of Oilfield Wastewater Prompts Food-Safety InquirySome popular California-grown fruits and nuts are irrigated with wastewater from oilfields. No one has been checking if the practice is actually safe -- until now.
CA Golf Courses Forced To Rip Out Sod, Go Brown To Save Water During Historic DroughtCalifornia'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.
Oregon Brewers Use Purified Recycled Wastewater To Make BeerA brew crew in Oregon has come up with a resourceful way of making beer from recycled and purified wastewater. But does it pass the taste test? And will drought-stricken California catch on?
Cupertino Cement Quarry To Pay $7.5M For Pollution ViolationsCement quarry Lehigh Hanson will pay millions of dollars to settle a lawsuit alleging it dumped millions of gallons of toxic wastewater into a nearby creek.
San Jose Mayor Pushes For Wastewater As Partial Solution To California's DroughtSan Jose’s mayor says it’s time to take a look at the water we flush down the toilet as a partial solution to California’s drought.
Gov. Brown Sees No Harm In Fracking; California Report Suggest OtherwiseA new report suggests that fracking operations in California produce highly contaminate wastewater. Despite the evidence, Gov. Brown still supports the process.
Reclaimed Water Keeping Lawns, Medians, Parks Watered During Drought In Dublin-San Ramon AreaEven 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.