Evaluate potential opportunities and financial feasibility for reusing water for non-drinking purposes.
DWU will evaluate opportunities to recycle water for non-potable purposes. This may include for example, selling to large water users such as golf courses for irrigation, or large medical or education campuses that could use recycled water for flushing toilets, and hydrant flushing. A significant amount of energy can be conserved by using recycled water in place of drinking water for non-potable purposes without compromising public health.
DWU will identify and partner with potential customers to evaluate the financial feasibility of supplying recycled water from wastewater treatment facilities. Sharing the cost for the necessary infrastructure between wastewater facilities and customers will be explored as a potential financing mechanism. In addition, DWU will evaluate the potential to recycle water from hydrant flushing for irrigation.