Caltrain commits to water conservation

June 20, 2017

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age Magazine; June 19, 2017

In April, California Governor Jerry Brown declared that his state’s severe draught ended, but asked citizens to make water conservation a way of life. Caltrain is playing its part by adding a Storm Water Management Program to its sustainability initiatives.

“Storm water is more important than we often realize,” Caltrain stresses. “When rain falls on our cities, it often picks up pollutants on its way to the storm drain system and eventually San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Unlike our toilet, sink, and shower water, storm water doesn’t go through a treatment plant, so pollutants may not be removed before the water reaches the Bay. Those storm water pollutants impact our natural areas, wildlife, and ultimately us.”

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