Date: May 06, 2021
By Jon Freedman The World Economic Forum recently released its Global Risks Report for 2021, and climate-related matters ranked high...
Date: April 14, 2016
California Assemblyman Rich Gordon recently introduced one bill to promote potable recycled water and another to encourage stormwater capture in response to the findings of the new report, New Sources for California’s Water Supply, produced by the Assembly Select Committee on Water Consumption and Alternative Sources.
“California’s future will have hotter, more intense droughts in this changing climate. Our response to this new normal must change too,” said Assemblyman Gordon, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Water Consumption and Alternative Sources, which, over the past year, convened a series of expert meetings on the topic. “Our statewide water system is built around the Sierra snowpack, and as more of our water comes down as rain rather than snow, we have to adapt and invest to ensure our water security.”
Among the committee’s findings, the new report recommends:
In response to the study, Assemblyman Gordon introduced two alternative water source bills.
AB 2022 allows water agencies to bottle their potable reused water and distribute small amounts for free for educational purposes. Under current law, consumers must visit a water recycling facility in person to taste this clean, safe reused water that is often more pure than regular tap water.
AB 2594 allows a public entity that captures stormwater, in accordance with a stormwater resource plan, before the water reaches a natural channel, to use the captured water.
Date: April 29, 2021
Today, the United States Senate voted to adopt S. 914, the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021, which...
Date: April 28, 2021
On Thursday, April 29, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and WateReuse Association will host a free webinar to celebrate...
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