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Another month in the books, this time we started a new water year and have seen residential recycled water fill stations close up shops for the winter rainy season. Many others have reduced hours of operation as there is fewer demand. Either way, this blog still wrote a few articles and began the transition into our winter topic – rainwater harvesting.

Come see all the article you missed and some pertinent social media stats.

Pumps for unloading recycled water

Available at Home Depot.

Available at Home Depot.

Analyzed the top five pumps recycled water haulers will use to unload water from their totes/tanks/barrels.

This list is in no particular order, but definitely needed as more people interested in conserving drinking water get into hauling reclaimed water for their landscape irrigation needs.

Recycled Water Fill Station Stats – 2016 Water Year

Received data from a number of residential recycled water fill station operators throughout the state of California and quantified how much water they gave away in 2015 (if they were open) to 2016. Then determined percentage growth year over year. In one case, the fill station at Las Virgenes Municipal Water District grew 3,260% from the 2015 water year to the 2016 water year. Wow!

Read the article for complete details.

California’s Missed Opportunity

During the week of October 13-18, northern California was hit by an atmospheric river which dumped 5.2 trillion gallons of water (as reported by NWS Sacramento). They concluded that a lot of this water was absorbed by the parched ground, but a lot of it flowed back to the sea.

I took this as a chance to talk about rainwater harvesting and how some companies – like Safeway – are building percolation basins into their parking lots as a way to handle the storm water run-off. Pictures included.

To flush or not to flush – Halloween Candy Wrappers

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Spooky trick or treaters love to collect and eat their Halloween candy and much to their parents chagrin, they’ll eat the candy and “hide the evidence” in the toilet instead of the trash can. Yes, after every Halloween, there is an abundance of candy wrapper trash that finds its way into the sewers.

Take this story as a chance to educate your children, it is NOT ok to put candy wrappers (or any other trash) down the toilet. The environment will thank you. 🙂

Social Media

Top Tweet – @Recycledh20

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