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Your Call: What do you want to know about recycled water?


On the July 15th edition of Your Call, we’ll continue our weeklong series on solutions to California’s drought by talking about recycling and reusing wastewater.

 In California, only a quarter of wastewater is treated, recycled and reused. As the drought continues, recycled water is getting more attention and is expected to be a significant future source for landscaping and drinking. What’s the future of recycled water in California? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Dr. Bahman Sheikh, water resources and reuse specialist, who provides consulting services to public and private clients for water recycling projects in the US and abroad

Eric Rosenblum, environmental engineer specializing in water resource management, water and wastewater treatment and water reuse, and CEO of Envirospectives

Steven Ritchie, assistant general manager of the Water Enterprise, responsible for overseeing water system operations and planning for the HetchHetchy Regional Water System, operated by SFPUC

Web resources:

SacBee: California looking to recycled water to ease drought concerns

NY Times: Water Flowing From Toilet to Tap May Be Hard to Swallow

Mercury News: Working Toward a Drought-Proof Water Supply

Mercury News: San Jose’s New High-Tech Water Purification Plant to Expand Recycled Water Use

KQED: San Francisco Requires Water Recycling

SF Chron: Amid Drought, SF’s Water Remains Pristine