California’s drought may not be your drought, but it will be soon enough

By Rotary International From the November 2015 issue of The Rotarian
In June, in the middle of the worst drought in California’s settled history, San Francisco did something bold that got almost no attention. The city passed an ordinance requiring all new developments of a certain size – commercial or residential – to install water recycling systems right on-site. Any new development of 250,000 square feet or larger will have to collect rainwater and gray water, clean it, and reuse it in the building or development for toilets, washing machines, and landscaping irrigation. New buildings with the recycling systems… …read more


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