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Waste Water May Turn Into Drinking Water

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At Tuesday's Wichita Falls City Council meeting, Councilors are expected to approve $300,000 for an engineering study.

The City is looking at building an above ground pipeline from the Red River Waste Water Treatment Plant to the Cypress Water Treatment Plant. It is an option officials have been looking at for some time. That treated waste water would provide a 7.5 million gallons of water to be treated again at the Reverse Osmosis Plant and then mixed with lake water before being treated again. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has agreed this is a viable option to fend off the area's lack of rainfall.

This project would be a temporary fix to help with the drought situation. City officials are also looking into a permanent pipe that would run from the waste water treatment plant directly to Lake Arrowhead. That project would come at a much higher cost and would take much longer to complete.

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