Tag: reuse water

Reclaimed water or recycled water, is former wastewater (sewage) that is treated to remove solids and impurities, and used in sustainable landscaping irrigation, to recharge groundwater aquifers, to meet commercial and industrial water needs, and for drinking. The purpose of these processes is water conservation and sustainability, rather than discharging the treated water to surface waters such as rivers and oceans. In some cases, recycled water can be used for streamflow augmentation to benefit ecosystems and improve aesthetics.

Water Reuse and Sustainability Attract Industries

Water Reuse and Sustainability Attract Industries

Writing in its 2012 “Guidelines for Water Reuse,” EPA acknowledges that “energy efficiency and sustainability are key drivers of water reuse which is why water reuse is so integral to sustainable water management.” Furthermore, “the water-energy nexus recognizes that water and energy are mutually dependent.”

Surrounded by Green Ideas

Surrounded by Green Ideas

Last week I blogged about water-quality trading in the Ohio River Basin, a project I heard a presentation on at the US Water Alliance’s One Water Leadership (OWL) Summit. In addition to a rich few days of conference sessions on ways of managing water stress, I also serendipitously caught a

Letter to the Editor

These comments were submitted by the Florida Stormwater Association in response to an article in our November/December 2014 issue, “Nitrogen Loading From Residential Turfgrass.” –Editor

Background
In Florida, city and county governments are under increasing pressure to develop and implement cost-effective tools to address state and federal water-quality goals for nitrogen

Planning Ahead in Austin

Planning Ahead in Austin

Austin, TX, has some of the most innovative stormwater management projects that feature green infrastructure. Some of these projects are municipal, some are private, and some resulted from combined partnerships.

Boy Scout Jamboree Site Adopts Water Reuse

Boy Scout Jamboree Site Adopts Water Reuse

Sustainability is a core principal for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). So much so that the organization promotes it in every aspect of the program, all the way through the highest rank—Eagle Scout—in which candidates are required to earn a merit badge in either Environmental Science or Sustainability. The

Rethinking Water Storage

Rethinking Water Storage

On January 17, a state of drought emergency was declared in California by Governor Jerry Brown. By early February, snowpack in the Eastern Sierras was at only 12% of its normal level. For many, this declaration did not come as a surprise: In the southwestern US, drought cycles are the

Gold, Silver, Platinum…Green

What started in 1998 with a tiny, all-volunteer crew cooking up a recipe for green-building design has, in just a dozen years, morphed into a national network of more than 350 earnest advocates and environmental professionals forming dozens of local green-building standard-supervising committees. Meanwhile, the prototype design model is long

Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping

Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping

Despite economic challenges, MS4 communities throughout the United States continue to put forth a significant effort in addressing one of the key elements of NPDES Phase II: pollution prevention and good housekeeping. North Port, FL In North Port, FL, stormwater manager Elizabeth Wong of the Planning Zoning and Engineering Department

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