Rising tide: Water reuse systems gain momentum as sustainable solutions take root (PM Engineer)
Water scarcity is forcing state and local governments to rethink water usage. “We have technologies to treat water. Really, the problem has been regulations and building codes,” says Aaron Tartakovsky, Co-founder and CEO at Epic Cleantec. “If you are developing a new project, and you want to do all these different sustainability cutting-edge technologies, if it turns out that water reuse is just going to be prohibitively complicated to do because The Department of Public Health and Building Inspection and all these other folks aren’t on the same page to how to permit these things. San Francisco came up with a playbook, and actually, every new building over 100,000 square feet in San Francisco has to have an on-site water recycling system. San Francisco basically developed this playbook, which is now largely being replicated in other cities and other states.” Read more from PM Engineer.