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Young Professionals Interest Survey
Alternative Water Supplies
This Committee purpose is to research technologies and legislation related to
alternative water sources that can be used for potable drinking water.
Alternative water supplies can include a
variety of options including municipal reclaimed water, or indirect or direct
reuse, gray water from sinks, showers or clothes washing, rain water harvesting
on either residential or commercial scale, large volume storm water collection
and use of brackish ground water.
Each of these sources of alternative water can
require different treatment solutions before the water can become potable
drinking water safe for public use. There are also significant environmental
aspects to consider along with various cost factors in collecting and treating
the various potential water sources. In situations when water supplies are scarce
such as in drought conditions, water costs are going up, reuse is more cost
effective than other alternatives or policies support alternative water
supplies, utilities look to alternative supplies to augment their historic
For more information, contact Dr. Hari J. Krishna at email@example.com.