As water resources become scarcer, municipalities across the country are looking for ways to conserve water and reduce pollution. The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) got the community involved by introducing rain barrels, an inexpensive method that manages pollution by reusing rainwater.
Rain barrels are a cost-effective way to help the environment
What do you know about rainwater harvesting? This is a question you will start hearing soon from your customers.
As water conservation generates a higher profile in the media, more and more consumers, like the residents of Milwaukee, are interested in embarking on do-it-yourself conservation and reuse projects. Our cover story, “Simple Water Savings," details the success that the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District has found with their thriving rain barrel program.
As water supplies dwindle, rain harvesting grows
Treating trace contaminants and disinfecting with UV in water reuse
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