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  • 1.  Water Re-Use

    Posted 07-08-2014 09:23 AM
    Hello! Brian, How are you? It is not clear whether you are mentioning water shortage in a small residential area or a larger community. Many water districts have now developed dual water supply systems, one for potable water and the other for use of reclaimed water in toilets and for watering lawns, etc. Eg., the Irvine Ranch Water District (www.IRWD.com) collects wash water and storm water and treats it to a level that is almost close to potable water. But this is used only for toilets, watering lawns and flower beds in residential communities and business areas. Probably this kind of dual system would help in your area. Best Regards, 
    Chenchayya Bathala Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE
    Transportation Engineer
    Irvine CA
    (949) 854-9156

  • 2.  RE: Water Re-Use

    Posted 07-10-2014 10:57 AM
    Storage is an important component of the water supply, while the major function of storage is the hydraulic buffer between water supply from the source and demand. Storage is not producing additional water. Currently we are experiencing challenges with the water supplies from the sources, e.g. we are short in supply. The major focus needs to be the development of the new water supplies such as water reuse and desalination rather than the storage alone.


    Val S. Frenkel Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE
    Vice President
    San Francisco CA

  • 3.  RE: Water Re-Use

    Posted 07-16-2014 12:04 PM
    I wish to congratulate all those water administrators who are adopting dual water supply systems.I felt very happy to read the message from Mr.Chenchayya Bathala.My dual congratulations.

    D. Thangaraj M.ASCE
    Executive Engineer
    Subramaniapuram TN
    914371 235488