Dishwater is precious

A Letter to the Editor 

Don’t call it wastewater. The stuff that goes down the drain is more and more important as part of Arizona’s future water supply.

Tempe is planning to use reclaimed water in Town Lake.

Marana and Pima County are battling over a wastewater treatment plant, and the key issue is ownership of the effluent.

Growth in parts of the state’s active-management areas, where developers must prove a 100-year supply of water, depends on creating credits by putting treated effluent into the aquifer. That’s why Prescott Valley could auction off a share of its sewage water for more than $67 million to a New York-based investment group.

Arizonans can’t afford to get hung up on the “yuck” factor.
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