OC’s Drinking Water Has More Chemicals in It Than You Think

“Forever chemicals” — PFOA and PFOS — are linked to increased risks of cancer and weakened immune systems. Toxic chemicals in many household items are present in Orange County groundwater sources, potentially exposing residents to pollutants that can cause cancer or reduce immune systems. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, exposure to […]

Newsom calls for more aggressive water conservation amid third year of drought

On the heels of the driest ever start to the year in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday issued a sweeping executive order calling on local water suppliers to implement more aggressive conservation measures as reservoirs dwindle and residents backslide in their efforts to cut back. Specifically, the order requires that urban water suppliers activate “Level 2″ […]

Millions Of Californians Ordered To Cut Drinking Water Use

By Peter Chawaga Following a series of regulatory changes designed to curb growing water scarcity, millions of consumers in California are now facing some of the strictest drinking water limits ever. “Southern California’s gigantic water supplier has taken the unprecedented step of requiring about 6 million people to cut their outdoor watering to one day a […]

Aqualoop Greywater System Approved for Downtown Los Angeles High Rise

A large-scale Aqualoop greywater recycling system with NSF 350 certification for commercial-scale buildings has been approved without restrictions by the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS). The system will be part of The Fig + Pico project, a 42-story hotel tower in downtown Los Angeles opening in 2022. In compliance with the LA […]

San Diego’s Infrastructure Deficit Is Really a Stormwater Deficit

It’s becoming clear that stormwater is by far the city’s biggest infrastructure problem – and that the city might actually do something about it. The infrastructure deficit that has hung over San Diego politics for years without meaningful intervention is perhaps better understood as a stormwater deficit. Eight years ago, Mayor Todd Gloria, then Council […]