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Temporary Water Reuse Project Running Smoothly After 6 Months

Friday, January 9th, 2015 marked the six month anniversary of the temporary water reuse project going online.

Daniel Nix, the Operations Manager at the Cypress Water Treatment Plant said, “The project has been an overwhelming success.

He said the temporary water reuse project is saving Texoma five-million gallons of water a day.

At our current levels, obviously if we are getting a 50-percent reduction, everyday that we use this is an additional day of water,” he said.

Nix said since the project started six months ago, it's saved 920-million gallons of water.  To put that in perspective, that's about 1,500 Olympic size pools.  Nix said part of this is because of education.

“They were told 10, 15 years ago this will become a reality for us,” he said.

Scott Plowman, a restaurant owner in Wichita Falls said he is seeing the same trend with people supporting the project.

We first started out as having tons of bottled water,” Plowman said, “Now, we're just back to normal.”

Nix said the project is opening doors for other places to do the same thing.  He said they've already had quite a few states knocking on their door.  This includes Iowa and Oklahoma.  Other states, such as California, Florida, and Tennessee are also interested.

“All of these different locations suffer the same water woes,” Nix said, “They want to know, is this working, is this something they can plug into their water scheme and make it work for them too.”

Australia has also been to Wichita Falls to tour the treatment plant to see how it all works.

Nix said right now, they are working on installing the ultra violet system to the temporary water reuse project.  They expect it to be up and running in the next 60 days.  He said they are also working on the permanent water reuse project.

“We're working with the engineering firm to start design of everything we need to do at the water waste plant, the route for the pipeline,” Nix said.

He said they will probably start construction on that project in the next 12 months.  As for putting the permanent water reuse project online, Nix said that depends on how the drought is at that time. 

“If we're still dry and the lakes are still declining and when we're ready to make the switch to the permanent we will continue with the DPR,” he said.

This is because the pipeline for the temporary project will be reused in the permanent project.  By reusing the pipeline, they will save between $5-6-million.

Alexandra McClung, Newschannel 6
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