Don’t Waste that Wastewater | The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread

Don\’t Waste that Wastewater | The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread.

via Don’t Waste that Wastewater | The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread.

One important study found that nearly 50 percent of existing coal-fired power plants have sufficient reclaimed water available within a 10-mile radius, and 75 percent have sufficient reclaimed water available within a 25-mile radius. DOE also concludes that we can significantly reduce the water dependency of power plants by switching to dry and wet-dry hybrid cooling technologies and by using alternative water sources instead of freshwater. This is powerful evidence of the enormous potential for energy companies and water utilities to work together to reduce the environmental impacts from – and the water-related vulnerabilities to – power plants.

In short, it’s time to stop wasting our wastewater and instead use it to protect our nation’s energy supply.”

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