Texas Gets Creative With Recycling Water

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On the outskirts of the Permian Basin town of Big Spring, workers have spent the last few weeks putting a roof on a facility that will, when it begins operating this year, become perhaps the first plant in the nation to process wastewater to put into a drinking water system.

Experts say such use of wastewater, a drought-proof resource, provides a key part of the water solution for fast-growing, drought-prone Texas.

"Reclaimed water," the term for cleaned-up wastewater that gets reused, currently provides a little less than 3 percent of Texas' water supply, often for purposes like irrigating golf courses ...

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