Betty Hurley Lindeman of the Panoche Water and Drainage District walks past part of the WaterFX Desalination plant near Firebaugh. Farm drain water is heated by vegetable oil heated by the sun and then cleaned. The technology may hold promise for cleaning up drainage water in Westlands Water District.
Betty Hurley Lindeman of the Panoche Water and Drainage District walks past part of the WaterFX Desalination plant near Firebaugh. Farm drain water is heated by vegetable oil heated by the sun and then cleaned. The technology may hold promise for cleaning up drainage water in Westlands Water District. JOHN WALKER jwalker@fresnobee.com
Betty Hurley Lindeman of the Panoche Water and Drainage District walks past part of the WaterFX Desalination plant near Firebaugh. Farm drain water is heated by vegetable oil heated by the sun and then cleaned. The technology may hold promise for cleaning up drainage water in Westlands Water District. JOHN WALKER jwalker@fresnobee.com
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Westlands Water District’s drainage cleanup time may have come

September 26, 2015 9:30 AM

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Mark Grossi has the pulse of the San Joaquin Valley ecosystem, writing since 1993 about subjects such as the region's notorious air quality, the restoration of the San Joaquin River and unhealthy drinking water in rural towns. Twitter: @markgrossi Mark retired from The Bee in October 2015.