OAN’s Rayana Unutoa
5:04 PM – Tuesday, December 19, 2023
California regulators have approved rules aimed at turning wastewater into drinking water.
The California state water resources board voted to adopt the new rules on Tuesday. The move could impact where millions of state residents get their drinking water from.
The new rules will allow water agencies to recycle wastewater, treat it, and then transfer it back into pipes at homes, schools and businesses.
Additionally, the agencies are required to test the water for any pathogens or viruses before processing.
The Santa Clara Water District is one of a number of areas that plans to use treated wastewater for drinking.
The new rules will also require water agencies to inform customers about the recycled water before they begin the process.
Stay informed! Receive breaking news blasts directly to your inbox for free. Subscribe here. https://www.oann.com/alerts