WMWD uses recycled water at construction sites, frees up critical water supplies

Amid ongoing drought, the Western Municipal Water District of California recently announced that it is making a creative and quick switch to using recycled water at construction sites that will free up enough drinking water this year to provide for 500 customers in its service area.

RIVERSIDE, CA, Oct. 14, 2015 -- Amid ongoing drought, the Western Municipal Water District (WMWD) of California recently announced that it is making a creative and quick switch to using recycled water at construction sites that will free up enough drinking water this year to provide for 500 customers in its service area.

"[WMWD] is committed to providing water to businesses in our growing region, and using recycled water for parts of these projects is the right source for the right use," said WMWD General Manager John Rossi. "We continue to look for innovative ways to make the most out of our water supply."

By using recycled water for soil conditioning and dust control at construction sites starting in July, the District has already saved more than 850,000 gallons of water in in the first month and more than 1.6 million gallons in August.

On average, WMWD supplies approximately 10 construction sites with recycled water to use on projects. Switching over to recycled water at construction sites is one of the Distrcit's new measures to comply with the new state water conservation requirements, which went into effect in July.

"The drought has really given us an opportunity to push even harder within our business practices to ensure that we're making the most of this precious resource," added Rossi. "We continue our steadfast dedication to secure a reliable water supply for our customers."

See also:

"CA district seeks to expand water supply in region with dissolved RDA proceeds"

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