The earth has natural ways of cycling and filtering water for reuse.
Advanced processing at wastewater treatment plants can produce clean, non-potable water for a wide variety of purposes, such as flushing toilets, irrigating fields and cooling towers.
Using reclaimed water reduces strain on the drinking water supply and is a sustainable practice that optimizes use of a scarce resource. The cost to operate and maintain a reclaimed water system can be largely or entirely offset by reclaimed water customers.
“It feels great when our team succeeds, knowing that we are providing clean water, safe wastewater disposal, and reclaimed water to communities all over North Carolina. The most rewarding part of my job occurs when I get to see the finished product.”