water

4:57pm

Tue February 18, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

The lifecycle of toilet water at the PUC

The plants outside the PUC
Hana Baba

 

You may have walked by the beautiful green plants growing outside the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission on Polk Street and not thought much about them. But these plants get their nourishment from our waste.

Along the outer perimeter of the building, there are rectangular planters that are irrigated by reused waste water, or ‘black water’. Black water includes toilet water, urinal water, bathroom and sink water.

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10:47pm

Wed February 12, 2014
Arts & Culture

Navigating the Delta: Meeting the People Who Live in California’s Water Hub

Mailman Rick Stelzriede runs the only postal boat route in California
Tony George

Pretend you’re looking at a map of the Bay Area. Now scroll out a little bit. Find Martinez and Benicia, and draw a line east to Stockton. From there, go north to Sacramento, then back to Martinez. Look closely at that triangle, and you will see a puzzle of waterways and islands that make up the California Delta.

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12:00am

Thu February 6, 2014

1:06am

Wed August 7, 2013

9:41am

Thu March 28, 2013
City Visions: April 8, 2013

How much more water can the Bay Area conserve?

Credit www5.sfgov.org


Advocates say that by mid-century the Bay Area will not have enough water to meet its needs without increasing supply or curbing demand. What more can local agencies and consumers do to conserve water, and can conservation alone help us avoid extreme water scarcity? Is water too cheap? What will it take to convince us all to adopt more water-efficient practices?


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