Archive for August, 2008


Sunday, August 24th, 2008

I’ve been enjoying the Aguanomics blog, which has as its premise that. if water were priced to encourage conservation, that’s what people would do. He’s got a post today about the water district down in Antelope Valley, where directors also seem to run unopposed for years and years, appoint their own successors, and maintain that […]


Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

This morning’s Mercury features an article by Paul Rogers about the Semitropic Water Bank down near Bakersfield, where the SCVWD has been storing water for the past decade. It’s not a true bank, in that we don’t get back the same water that we “deposit.” In years like this one when the District makes a […]

Citizen Foss

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

I’ve just learned that I’ve been appointed one of the 16 members of the Community Advisory Group for the San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant’s Master Plan. I “will participate in a three-year process to develop a Plant Master Plan, which has recently been launched to guide improvements to the Plant’s facilities, operations and […]

Toilet to tap

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

In case you don’t regularly read the paper of record, here’s a NY Times article about Orange County’s water recycling. Although the author does get around to saying To understand the basics of contemporary water infrastructure is to acknowledge that most American tap water has had some contact with treated sewage. Our wastewater-treatment plants discharge […]

Bags Filled With Sand Still Most Advanced U.S. Anti-Flood Technology

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

From the Onion Filling a large number of bags with sand and then placing them side by side next to a body of water remains the nation’s most sophisticated method for flood prevention, a two-month FEMA study concluded Tuesday.

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