Water Reuse generally refers to the process of using treated wastewater (reclaimed water) for a beneficial purpose. The degree of treatment depends on the proposed use for the water. Examples of reuse water include municipal reclaimed water to irrigate golf courses and treated industrial wastewater for manufacturing and cooling purposes.
Water reuse is water management strategy recommended to meet projected shortages in Texas. The 2012 State Water Plan projects that about 614,000 acre-feet of water per year will become available from existing water reuse infrastructure by 2060. In addition to the existing supply, the 2012 State Water Plan estimates 915,000 acre-feet per year of new water supplies will be created from water reuse strategies by 2060. Reuse constitutes about 10 percent of all recommended water management strategies in the year 2060.
Ongoing Research Projects
Testing Water Quality at the Raw Water Production Facility in Big Spring.
Brazos Research Wetland.