Dozens of California water agencies in 2015 opened recycled water “fill stations,” allowing customers to collect treated wastewater in jugs and tanks for free. It helped drought-weary residents maintain parched landscaping, and it also eased recycled water’s ill-deserved “yuck factor”
California’s current drought may well be remembered as the crisis that introduced people to recycled water.
All over the state, water agencies in 2015 began offering customers free recycled water at designated “fill stations.” Bring a container – even a big tank in a pickup bed – and take all you want at no charge.
It’s a whole new kind of water product that bloomed because of the drought. And in some communities, it has been embraced by residents eager to keep treasured landscaping alive.
Looking back decades from now, we may remember 2015 as the year recycled water became cool.
“This just blows me away about how popular this has been,” Dan Gallagher, operations ma[……]