A civil measurement tool has been installed at a wastewater treatment plant in San Diego, California, where water was being treated to kill the bacteria.
The San Diego Water System said the new instrument is meant to be used in a controlled manner to monitor water quality and ensure sanitary operations, but its placement in a water treatment plant is unusual.
The new instrument will be installed next month at a plant near the San Diego Convention Center, but officials haven’t said when.
The city of San Diego has a long history of using water quality data to improve water safety, according to city spokesperson Andrea Gullion.
A new instrument has been added to the city’s water quality database to monitor how much wastewater is being discharged from a treatment plant and how much is being recovered, she said.