Decentralized Treatment Promises More Delivery & Use of Recycled Water

The growing public acceptance of reclaimed water is overcoming one hurdle to maximizing the use of this valuable and, at times, maligned resource. Another hurdle is providing the means for delivering reclaimed or recycled water from water treatment facilities to various users, for irrigation, landscape and domestic purposes, even for possible in-home use.

Many say that decentralized water treatment facilities are the best means for getting over hurdle number two. They view the design and operation of such plants as a key strategy for efficient and economic delivery of reclaimed water to users.

Decentralization has lately been getting a lot of press. It is a key concept in the ongoing quest to increase supplies of clean energy and water.

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Joe Gelt, Water Resources Research Center
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Released date: 
Feb 24 2010