Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Drought Hypocrisy: San Francisco Using Drinking Water To Heat City Hall, Other Buildings
Unfortunately, that would cause elected officials to actually work, instead of implementing a new law or program that is detrimental to the taxpayer...
At CBSlocal in San Francisco, Mike Sugerman takes issue with this:
"The people who want us to use less water are part of a system that could be among the biggest water wasters in San Francisco. That system is in hot water, because of hot water.
'After the water is heated up, the condensated water is then discharged into the sewer system,' said Tyrone Jue of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. 'This is drinking water that is being used for the steam loop.'
Water is heated to make steam to heat City Hall and 170 other nearby buildings. Although City Hall reuses most of its portion, a quarter million gallons a day goes wasted. Good drinking water ends up in the sewer. It’s a system that is more than 80 years old."