The Bay Area did a better job of conserving than the rest of the state. But it’s nothing to brag about. Overall, Bay Area users cut their water use in January by 6.9 percent compared to January 2013. San Jose Water District beat the Bay Area average, cutting water use by 9.6 percent. Santa Cruz deserves kudos at 15.7 percent. But Contra Costa Water District customers increased their use compared to 2013 by 3.9 percent. … [Read more...] about Editorial: Pineapple Express won’t slow need for Californians to conserve water
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CommentaryThe revised cadmium criteria should not have an impact on commercial products containing cadmium. In late 2015, wastewater treatment plants and electric utilities that may have had cadmium present in their effluent submitted comments on the draft version of the criteria that expressed concerns with efficacy of particular tests, data quality, and concern that the change in duration for chronic values may increase sampling burdens. Although EPA does not need to consider technical feasibility in this case, there were no comments indicating that the criteria values were not technologically feasible for industry and wastewater treatment. It is important to note that states/tribes could still elect to adopt more or less stringent criteria based on site-specific concerns in order to meet designated uses. Most states provide notice and opportunity for public comment when revising or updating water quality standards. … [Read more...] about EPA Issues Updated Recommended Water Quality Criteria for Cadmium
Nevertheless, critics say the contract with plant operator Poseidon is way too expensive. Further, environmentalists point to how energy-intensive it is and worry that the water intake and discharges will harm sea life. The water authority says safeguards are in place to minimize damage. … [Read more...] about Rain? We don’t need no stinking rain!
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Elbert had two more calls with two more city employees in July, according to the lawsuit. In one, the employee again gave him the original explanation that his meter didn’t read usage between March and December 2017 but was corrected in December 2017. … [Read more...] about This resident is suing KC over his shocking $700 water bill. ‘I don’t have a yacht.’