By Jennifer Nations, Water Resource Coordinator
The Brazos Valley’s long drought is over — at least for now — but conserving our water resources remains one of the City of College Station’s highest priorities.
The city’s proactive conservation efforts take another giant step this spring when its first reclaimed water system begins operating at Veterans Park & Athletic Complex. Reclaimed water, sometimes called recycled or reused water, is the beneficial and sustainable use of treated wastewater. This virtually drought-proof water supply is pumped from the Carters Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant to a 480,000-gallon storage tank that’s used to irrigate the entire facility.
The high-quality recycled water will save about 25 million gallons of drinking water each year.
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