7/03/2015: Updated to include news report from KTVU

Congressman Jerry McNerney may represent parts of East Contra Costa County and Stockton, but he sure took to heart the need for recycled water treatment plants in the area that need funding to expand. In a press release published today, Jerry called upon Congress to authorize funding for Regional Water Recycling Projects from Yountville to Fresno and Redwood City to  Oakley with everything in between.

I’m calling on Congress and introducing legislation to authorize more regional water projects – because expanding water recycling is one component of a comprehensive solution needed to address California’s long-term drought challenges. In this extreme drought, California communities a struggling to conserve the limited water available. That’s why it’s important to continue investing in water recycling technologies that treat wastewater and augment current supplies.  Funding these projects creates additional water supplies available to ease pressure off the Delta, irrigate public spaces, grow crops, increase the potable water supply, and support environmental restoration. Jerry McNerney – Representative of California’s 9th District

KTVU – Embracing Recycled Water Amid Drought

A list of those projects are:

27 projects total. Links above are to their respective projects. Some of them appear to already be in bidding or pre-construction.

It’s great see a few of these Sanitary Districts/Treatment plants have already started a Free Recycled Water fill station program for residential pick up. That list can be seen here: Where To Get Recycled Water

Check them out, some may be happening near you!