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AWU expands reclaimed water system
Monday, August 3, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano
The Austin Water utility recently opened a third reclaimed water fill station at the Walnut Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. The station reduces demand on Austin’s drinking water supply and offers a cheaper alternative for companies that need nonpotable water for things like construction, dust control and tree irrigation. The water is created by reusing treated effluent from wastewater treatment plants that would otherwise be discharged into the river. For more information, see the press release about the new plant here.
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