The City has had a history of partnering with the private sector and researchers on demonstrating new water technologies. We are one of the largest municipalities that relies solely on ground water, a finite resource. Our wastewater treatment capacity is constrained by the ability of the Speed River to accept our treated effluent without adverse effects on the natural environment. Managing water treatment and distribution along with wastewater treatment is a core municipal responsibility. So we pay a lot of attention to water
We were asked to present on our efforts to demonstrate new water technology in our facilities at the AMO conference this week.
We have set a target of reducing water consumption 20 percent by 2025 – this will save $85 million in avoided infrastructure costs. So lots of incentive to be innovators.