November has started the holiday season and with that winter rains which seems to have hampered demand for Recycled Water. I know I hauled maybe 300 gallons throughout the month. Winter rains have come and I just don’t need the water as much anymore.

Activity on the blog around recycled water has decreased as well while we explore other topics that may interest you. Below is a quick wrap up of article published in November 2015 including top Twitter and Facebook posts.

  • EBMUD’s Double Standard – Spawned by a poorly designed “one-size-fits-all” policy that thrust large private residential landowners to front page national news, RecycledH2O did some investigative journalism to find out why someone living on 5 acres of land with a vineyard ends up in the newspaper. Ironicially, the San Francisco Chronicle then published an article about the top businesses that used excessive quantities of water “These Bay Area water mega-users suck up millions of gallons a day“.
  • Recycled Water Fill Station Stats – October 2015 – Significant rains had yet to fall, so 68.1 million gallons of recycled water had cumulatively been given away to over 7,500 registered users, in our monthly tracker of recycled water fill stations.
  • Water Resource Recovery Facilities – #WRRF – Interviewed Eleanor Allen, CEO of Water For People about Water Resource Recovery Facilities and their impact on the world. An excellent read about the steps agencies are taking to recover the wastes people put down the drain. This starts a series where RecycledH2O interviews agencies on the things they are doing to be a WRRF.
  • Every Holiday Has Its Own Pollution – Winter Holiday Edition – Fats, Oils & Grease (FOG) is the top discarded liquid that turns solid in the sewer pipe. With enough FOG on Thanksgiving, Hanuka, Christmas and New Years – it could cause a real problem for people on sanitary sewers. Includes some interesting photos of what comes down the pipe.

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Nobody believed Halloween Candy Wrappers ended up in the sewer. How many can you find? #WorldToiletDay

Posted by RecycledH2O on Thursday, November 19, 2015