“Silicon Valley’s Largest City Is Sounding the Alarm about a Drinking Water Crisis That No One Knows How to Fix.” Google, Google,
his article is highlighting the issues in the Silicon Valley in regards to water. The past few years the Silicon Valley has been hit with extreme droughts then major floods which has led to excess water. This combination is very dangerous because the excess water can contaminate our drinking water. The community has not come up with a sure solution but they will start pumping fresh water into the local aquifer which is how the recycled water is predominantly used.
This article is a great example of how far recycling water has come. It is now used regularly and being used to find solutions when communities are in crisis and is very common now. The Silicon Valley is a great place to use recycled water due to its bipolar rain patterns in the recent years. Recycled water is now bettering communities state of water.
Bourke, Michael F., et al. “California’s First Swimming Lake Using Recycled Water.” American Water Works Association, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 3 Sept. 2019, awwa.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/awwa.1361.
Lake Mission Viejo has been refilled with recycled water. After 2016 the lake was filled and it has been receiving positive feedback by the community. It is the first recycled lake in California. Will this be the first of many to come?
Recycled water is starting to become used for more things than just drinking water and is becoming extremely innovative. The possibilities we have using recycled water are endless and it is only a matter of time to see what comes next as we use recycled water. The world is changing as we know it and recycled water is apart of it with California being the forefront of it.
Modesto is using recycled water to help with farming. 15 million gallons of water will be sent through a canal to agricultural customers. This will be done on a monthly basis to preserve water which took 17 months to build. The building of this canal did not disrupt any farmers or any of their crops as well. The government did their best to work around all of their property and it ended successfully.
California is being extremely creative in how they use recycled water. Ever since the major droughts that hit California does not want to repeat that again. Providing water to farmers on a monthly basis is extremely efficient and should be implemented all over the world so farmers won’t use water they don’t need and be more conservative with what they already have. This could seriously change the amount of water we save in California.
“Wastewater Project Could Create Drought-Proof Drinking Water for 500,000 Southern California Homes.” Google, Google,
In Southern California, $17 million dollars have been granted in attempts to convert waste water into safe healthy drinking water. Southern California is attempting this to reduce their dependence on imported water. 150 million gallons will be purified, half a million homes will be reached, $3.4 billion will be invested, and the project is expected to be completed by 2027.
2027 seems far away but it really isn’t. The future is recycling water and Southern California is doing what they can so that they can be apart of it. Their mayor says that Mother Nature does not make water it is recycled. This is true and the success of this operation can be huge for the future of California and reducing the worries of another drought. Not only another drought but just not wasting water.
$17 million has been provided to California for recycling water. California is being awarded in regards to their efforts to preserve water and saving communities. The money being awarded is going to be used to further improve their efforts in recycling water.
Saving water pays. The government is granting states money to those who save water which could become a major incentive to other states so that they could begin to save water as well. Recycling water not only has a positive environmental effect but also has a lot of money in it as well. Will other follow in California’s footsteps?