We just wrote a blog post about water reuse last week, and now we are reading about a treatment plant in California that is putting the process into effect.
According to the chief plant operator at the water and wastewater treatment plant in Nevada City, “We saved 1,372,044 gallons of water a month. Instead of using city water, we are using reclaimed water to run our operations here at the water plant. That’s what contributes to the nearly 41 percent of water usage reduction by the city of Nevada City.”
It was noted that starting the use of recycled water helped the plant “to meet the state mandatory requirement issued by Gov. Jerry Brown to reduce water by 25 percent.” These restrictions are to fight the drought the state is facing.
After treating the water that came in, the plant reused it for cleaning and landscaping purposes.
AWWA has released a variety of information that can help consumers understand water reuse.