As our Pacific Southwest, and other drought-prone regions of our country, struggle with the regulatory challenges of safely guiding water reuse, the EPA has published a great deal of information on their website. A recent article, which can be found here: http://www.epa.gov/region9/water/recycling/ aims to familiarize users and treatment providers with basic information to help them determine if and how water reuse could help solve their facility or community issues.
Cities, as a concept, are not water friendly. They disrupt the natural water process of replenishing groundwater, serving natural habitats, and supporting local ecosystems. Gathering large amounts of humans in a small place throws off nature’s built-in balances, which is why man-made water infrastructure is necessary to support a healthy, urban lifestyle, and which allows humans to continue being city-dwellers. But as resources dwindle and cities continue growing, the relationship between water and cities is quickly becoming more taxed. A conversation with Organica’s Environment and Technology Specialist, Peter Varga, lays out the five biggest water challenges for cities and suggestions […]