No more nice guy: California naming, shaming water wasters

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  • CPA Howard Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    April 8, 2015 4:07 p.m.

    FYI, many of the large golf courses in California use reclaimed water (i.e. clean sewer water)to water their courses. This is water that would normally be sent down the drain to the ocean. Instead the water is used to irrigate the courses. The water delivery system to get the water from the treatment plant to the course is paid by the owners of the course (usually members of the community)not the city. The water the course uses is bought from the sewer district. Since the reclaimed water is only good for irrigation and not drinking, everyone wins.

    If the courses aren't using recycled water, let them pay the going rate (the capitalist way to solve a problem). BTW it takes enough water to fill an Olympic pool to process~1,200 lbs of walnuts or ~2,200 lbs of almonds.