Water-Reuse Projects Move Forward, Despite Concerns

WICHITA FALLS — The idea of turning treated sewage into drinking water may give some people pause.

But with lake levels dropping below 40 percent of capacity as of Tuesday, this one-time oil boomtown plans to move ahead with the technology. The city hopes to produce 5 million gallons of water a day next year with potable reuse technology, which officials say is safe.

“There was probably a lot of reservations about reuse water projects when we first discussed it in the late ’90s,” Mayor Glenn Barham said. Now, with the drought, he said people have “realized we’ve got ...

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