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February 5, 2013

Water reuse likely to push to the forefront this summer

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NORMAN —

Technology allows treatment to reuse reclaimed water.

“Category 1 is the one that would have to go through the most treatment,” Virgin said. “People are often hesitant to reuse this water, but it’s perfectly safe to reuse after it goes through the process. This wouldn’t be used for drinking but for cities to use for watering and those types of things.”

“Even the statewide water plan had a section on reuse,” Martin said. “We need our government to get on board. Oklahoma would not be the first to utilize technology in this regard.”

Martin soon will meet with the director of the Oklahoma DEQ.

“Now is the time,” Martin said. “We can’t afford to wait any longer.”

“We are wanting to be really out front on this,” Virgin said. “It’s not like it’s cutting-edge technology — plenty of states are doing this.”

Joy Hampton

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