Unfortunately, all California coastal communities pump millions of gallons of “sewage effluent” into the Pacific Ocean daily! All of these coastal cities are really to blame for the decrease of flora and fauna in our ocean. Communities in California who are not near the ocean deal with their sewage effluent in a far more environmentally sustainable manner. How? Valley cities and mountain communities rid themselves of their waste by recycling the effluent, which is used to make compost or irrigate farmland by growing crops that are not for human consumption or treating the effluent and recycling water for domestic needs.
-Written by Ed Davis, a professional agronomist, water science specialist, APCA, CCA and has been a business owner since 1981.