People Behaving Badly: San Ramon water wasters


SAN RAMON (KRON) — KRON’s Stanley Roberts took a trip to San Ramon, and didn’t have to look very hard before he found people wasting water.

He quickly spotted a man washing his boat on St. Denis Drive. According to Roberts, it appears the man was using drinking water to rinse off the inside of the boat.

Officials say that potable water should only be used for drinking.

On the other side of San Ramon, Roberts saw automatic sprinklers sending water down the drain.

Just around the corner were more sprinklers. The reason that those were on during the middle of the day? The gardener says he was testing the sprinklers.

Officials say that the best time to run sprinklers, if people must use them, is in the evening, so there is less chance of evaporation and water wasting.

The Dublin-San Ramon water district offers free recycled water to residents. Retired landscaper Larry Sharky uses that water to water his lawn.

The recycled water is free for residents, but commercial users must apply for a permit to use the water. That costs $73 and there is a $10 fee no matter how large the truck is.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s