Reclamation plant in Texas begins using treated sewage for tap water

May 14, 2013

LUBBOCK, Texas — The project will add 2 million gallons daily to the district.

LUBBOCK, Texas — A reclamation plant in West Texas is now relying on the flush of toilets to help supply their drinking water, according to KBTX News.

Colorado River Municipal Water District general manager John Grant said the $13 million reclamation plant has started blending treated sewage that’s been turned into drinking water with treated surface water supplies, stated the article.

The plant serves about 250,000 customers in Midland, Odessa and Big Springs, Texas. The project will add 2 million gallons daily to the district.

Cities in Arizona and California have already started using this type of system, and water experts believe many American cities will do the same as they deal with growing populations, drought and other issues, noted the article.

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