Caltrain launches water conservation effort

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SAN FRANCISCO — California's most recent drought may be a memory, but Caltrain and other area transit partners are still making efforts to conserve water through a new Caltrain-led storm water management program.

Most recently, the transit agency has implemented a number of practices to reduce the flow of pollutants into waterways. The latest changes include a streamlined trash collection process on trains and at transit stations, and re-occurring trash and debris pickups along the rail corridor. According to the agency, trash and debris can enter the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean through storm drain systems near the right-of-way.

The agency is also stepping up its green landscaping efforts that help filter storm water pollution before it reaches the sewer system. The agency says that storm water, unlike sink, toilet, and shower water doesn’t go through a treatment facility, which allows pollutants and other debris to float into open waters.

More information is available online.

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