EBMUD Preserving 300,000 Gallons Of Drinking Water Daily Through Latest Recycling Efforts

October 19, 2021 10:00 am · 4 comments

The East Bay Municipal Utility District started saving 300,000 gallons more drinking water a day late last month, EBMUD officials said Monday.

The utility district on Sept. 30, connected its recycled water system to Canyon Lakes Golf Course in San Ramon, saving hundreds of thousands of gallons a day, which can hydrate about 6,000 residents.

“We need to get smart about how we irrigate parks and golf courses as we navigate this drought,” EBMUD board member John Coleman said in a statement. “This is a great shot for EBMUD.”

The first nine holes on the Canyon Lakes’ course were switched to recycled water in April and the last nine were just switched. Canyon Lakes is about 50 acres and is situated in San Ramon.

Water recycled by EBMUD is highly treated wastewater, which is not for drinking but can be used for irrigation, cooling buildings, and among other things, industrial processes.

The utility has a goal of recycling 20 million gallons per day by 2040. Currently, EBMUD serves parks, golf courses, construction sites and other customers with 9 million gallons of recycled water a day.

Bdpirate October 19, 2021 at 10:45 AM

So it’s taken them this long to figure out how to do this, anybody else see what the hell is the matter with this situation for the last 40 years and they’re just now figuring out maybe something they can change will be for the better

MikeT October 19, 2021 at 11:26 AM

Great job!!

Ben October 20, 2021 at 5:30 AM

Should have done this at delta view golf course Pittsburg. 30 years ago. The golf course is Is literally across the street from the testament plant.

Anon October 21, 2021 at 6:51 PM

Golf courses are allowed to exist whatsoever.

But you and your family? You better let your garden die.

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