News Feature | March 22, 2023

Wineries, Worms, And Wastewater Combine To Relieve Drought Issues In California

Source: KLa Systems

As water scarcity worsens in the West and beyond, one of the country’s thirstiest industries is embracing a pairing you thought you’d never see: wine and worms.

“We’re installing a new water treatment system that uses worms to process the wastewater, and I’m really excited about it,” said Laura Díaz Muñoz, a Napa Valley winemaker, per Wine Enthusiast Magazine. “It will allow us to treat all the wastewater we use in our facility without chemicals and produce water that’s clean enough to irrigate the vineyards and the landscaping.”

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