SAN FRANCISCO — Residents of a small town in northern California are hoping to sell water purifying equipment and other goods to help their community stay dry.
Residents are looking to make some money off the equipment they’re selling and to help pay for the water treatment system.
Water treatment is a major expense in California, with about $3 billion in fines and costs for every metric ton of waste generated by the industry.
The water treatment plant in Horseshoe Bay is one of about three in California with about 600 people.
Some residents are looking for a way to sell equipment that’s not used anymore to help keep the town water clean.
“It’s not a good feeling to be asked for money,” said John Fusco, who owns the business called Water Purification.
There are other businesses selling water purifier equipment and goods in the area.
One business sells water purifications kits for about $300 each.
Another sells water filters for about a quarter of that price.