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Drought Watch: Water Reuse Ready?

Drought Watch: Water Reuse Ready?

Wichita Falls is literally putting together the final nuts and bolts of its temporary water reuse project. Wednesday contract workers could be seen lifting and installing the reuse-pipe to the original backwash line. It's been seven months since the backwash water has been able to connect to the underground piping.

The move comes just days after the city received it's state approval after numerous demands for more testing to ensure public safety. The pipe connects to a storage tank that holds around ten million gallons of water at the plant. Cypress Water Treatment Plant Operations Manager Daniel Nix said he's happy to see the project become a reality.

"We knew the process would work.  All the analysis that we were looking at through the two studies proved all of that out, and were ready to get this water out into the system," said Nix.

There were over ten men working to help lock in and install the pipe. Nix said it's crucial that every pipe be locked in and bolted down as much as possible.

"We have to make sure that the gaskets have aligned properly, that the bottles have tightened, and have tucked up correctly to ensure that the connection is not leaking," said Nix.

As lake levels continue to deplete there is no time and water to waste.

Jack Carney, Newschannel6

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