Citizens Say 'Reused,' But the Law Says 'Waste'

Source: 
The Charlotte Observer

Despite drought conditions, state law prohibits any water headed for the drain to be used outdoors.

The eco-focused people who are trying to “save” their plants by pouring dish and bath water over them are actually committing a crime. North Carolina state law prohibits pouring anything headed for the drain onto outside, even if it is clean, leftover water from dinner glasses.

Publication Date: 
November 12, 2007
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
44828

Water Reuse: A Global Trend

Membrane filtration systems continue to play an important role in the growing reuse market

About The Author: 

Abhay Hanamsagar is membrane filtration business unit manager for Severn Trent Services. Hanamsagar can be reached at 310.618.9700, or by e-mail at ahanamsagar@ severntrentservices.com.

Activation Date: 
October 30, 2006
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
17407

Ozone Wastewater Treatment

Portable wastewater treatment systems support Canada’s natural industries

About The Author: 

Ben Couch is marketing administrator for Pacific Ozone Technology. He can be reached at 707.747.9600, ext. 29, or by e-mail at benc@pacificozone.com.
Note: The International Ozone Association O3Zone monthly cloumn is designed to educate WQP readers about the growing use of ozone technology in the water treatment industry.

Activation Date: 
October 4, 2006
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
17349

Bottled Water Recycling

In today’s fast paced, on-the-go society, the demand for recycling should be at an all-time high as PET plastic bottle sales continue to increase and the bottled water industry continues to be the fastest growing bottled beverage sector.

Deck: 

Experts agree promotion, education and consumer participation are critical to boost recycling

About The Author: 

Cari McLean is an editorial intern for Water Quality Products. She can be reached by e-mail at carimclean@sbcglobal.net. Additional information is available at 847.391.1000, or by e-mail at wqpeditor@sgcmail.com.

Activation Date: 
August 26, 2005
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16294

Water Regulations’ Effect on Car Washes

Consumers spending more than $22.2 billion annually to have their vehicles professionally cleaned

Deck: 

Strict Water Preservation in Drought Areas Influencing the Industry

Activation Date: 
June 29, 2004
Files: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
15270

Dried Up: Raisin Producer's New Process Cuts Wastewater and Odors

Thanks to a new membrane filtration system, National Raisin Company, Fowler, Calif., not only has been able to cut its wastewater costs, but it also has opened up a potentially lucrative source of additional income.

About The Author: 

David Pearson is the general manager of PCI Membranes, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.

Activation Date: 
January 9, 2003
Files: 
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Legacy ID: 
13505

Automated Chlorine Control Brings Precision to Water Reclamation Operation

Using reclaimed water for non-potable purposes as a means of conserving potable water supplies is the most prevalent method of water reuse in the United States today. One of the significant challenges for water reclamation facilities is to keep up with the demands for safe, compliant chlorine (Cl2) treatment. One utility that is effectively meeting this challenge is Southern California’s Otay Water District.

About The Author: 

Steve Kobler is the water disinfection technician for the Otay Water District, Otay, Calif.

Activation Date: 
May 6, 2002
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
13089

Greenhouse Water Management Practices: Greenhouse Practices Increase Need for Water Treatment Equipment

Water recycling has become a popular trend in the agricultural industry—one that creates an opportunity for water treatment suppliers to assist growers with the specification, installation and maintenance of water treatment.

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
11752

Desalination System Brings Water to Small Island Off Washington Coast

Off the coast of Washington, 32 families on Guemes Island were faced with an aging well that was drawing salt water into its system. Because groundwater is scarce on the island, residents had to rely on what little rain water soaks into the ground.

About The Author: 

Osmonics, Minnetonka, MN
Phone 800-605-6698, Fax 719-536-3301
www.osmonics.com

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
11561

Georgia Golf Course Greens Up With Ultraviolet Disinfection

The process of reusing wastewater for sprinkling at the Sugar Hill Golf Course in Gwinnett County, Georgia, was time consuming, costly and problematic. An in-line ultraviolet disinfection unit installed at the treatment plant solved the problem.

Activation Date: 
December 28, 2000
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Legacy ID: 
11463