“Modesto’s auditor spent about six months reviewing the Public Works Department’s water and wastewater divisions, including interviewing more than 40 managers, supervisors and rank-and-file city employees.”
“The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency today announced a joint initiative to improve access to clean water and wastewater infrastructure for U.S. communities along the Mexico border. This initiative is part of USDA and EPA’s ongoing partnership to increase the sustainability of rural drinking water and wastewater systems.”
“The Escondido City Council endorsed a plan Wednesday to spend an estimated $285 million over the next 15 years on infrastructure that would allow the city to transform all its sewage into irrigation water.
“Council members said it was the best option for the city, where lack of sewer capacity threatens to stymie future commercial and residential development.”
From the Stockton Record’s Alex Breitler Environment blog:
“California is failing to provide adequate funding for small rural drinking-water systems, flood protection projects, and stormwater and wastewater services, the PPIC concludes in its latest study, released tonight [March 12].”
From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest Jared Blumenfeld participated today [March 11] in a ribbon-cutting event at the Bear Republic Brewery in Cloverdale, Calif. showcasing EcoVolt, the world’s first bioelectrically enhanced wastewater to energy system.
“The Coachella Valley’s water agencies have been awarded a state grant of more than $5.2 million for five water projects that include expanding sewer systems and connecting more golf courses to supplies of recycled water and Colorado River water.”