Nearly 50 years after building the largest water-delivery system in America, California officials struggle to gain support for a proposed infrastructure overhaul.
Soda’s popularity has declined as consumption of bottled water overtakes carbonated soft drinks. For the first time in the United States bottled water is more popular than soda.
Could managed aquifer recharge (MAR) offer an affordable solution against drought? Due to continued strain on resources as a result of the ongoing drought, California has been exploring possible solutions to a more resilient water supply.
California’s long lasting drought has generated interest in treating wastewater for drinking. Some areas of the state, notably Orange County, have been drinking indirect potable reuse wastewater for decades.
A 40 percent increase in demand for safe drinking water is expected by 2025, according to the United Nations. The problem is that only 0.5 percent of the earth’s water is suitable for human consumption. Could desalination be the solution?