Thursday, September 21, 2006

Recycled Wastewater

U.S. Water News:
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- Recycling treated wastewater to irrigate a golf course could save up to 300,000 gallons of drinking water daily during the summer and reduce the amount of nitrogen fertilizer going into the Piscataqua River, said city engineer Peter Rice....

Reclaimed water has been used for irrigation to preserve scarce drinking water supplies in the southern and western parts of the country for more than 40 years. The study by Camp, Dresser & McKee Inc. noted that cost is one reason the concept has not been embraced in New England.