WATER RECYCLING IS CRUCIAL FOR OUR FUTURE!
Municipal water recycling is changing the face of water supply in Texas, and throughout the world. Water recycling is safe, cost-effective, and has a smaller environmental impact than building new reservoirs.
Watch TCA’s 7-minute video to learn how recycling your city’s water can benefit the future of Texas.
WHY WATER RECYCLING IS GOOD BUSINESS
The Texas population is projected to almost double over the next fifty years. This population boom will greatly increase demand for the resources that make Texas such a popular place to work and live. This growth in population, combined with Texas’ recent droughts, has increased the urgency of decisions about how best to meet the growing demand for water as the population expands. A cost-effective answer to that riddle – and the one most environmentally sustainable — is this: cities can RECYCLE their municipal water supplies and reap many additional benefits at the same time!
Recycling water is a great way to help meet the growing demands for water as Texas’ population grows. It usually costs less than water from other sources and can be implemented more quickly than developing a new supply. It requires less land than building a new reservoir and benefits wildlife and the environment.
A side benefit when wetlands are used for water recycling is the great habitat for birds and wildlife the wetlands provide. These beautiful areas provide recreation and outstanding opportunities for education and research. The East Fork Wetland, when fully operational, will produce almost the same amount of water that Lake Lavon produces each year, with less than one-tenth the acreage.