Battling Droughts with Recycled Water
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 980 , Segment 4
Episode: Housing Vouchers, Brain Tuneup, Water Sustainability, Mindfulness
- Jan 8, 2019 11:00 pm
- 17:37 mins
Guest: Edmund Archuleta, Director of Water Initiatives, University of Texas-El Paso From California to Texas, water is a pressing concern. El Paso, Texas was forecast to run dry next year. But more than a decade ago, under the direction of a big-thinking utilities director, the city changed its water destiny. Today it’s a model for conservation. It’s also home to one of the largest desalination plants in the world –which pumps and treats more than 20-million gallons of brackish water from the ground every day. Next, the city is looking to its sewers with plan to take all that used water and recycle it back to household taps.