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Raleigh moving forward with recycled water project

Posted May 15, 2008

— A City Council committee has voted to proceed with planned project to build a 17-mile pipeline that would allow some municipal water customers to use treated wastewater for outdoor irrigation.

The vote reverses a decision last month to delay the project for further review.

The $20 million pipeline would pump treated wastewater from the city's Neuse River plant southeast of the city to North Carolina State University's Centennial Campus. Large water users like golf courses, hospitals, businesses and N.C. State could tap into the system for watering, washing outdoor surfaces and other non-potable uses.

The city has already spent $5 million on the project, and some council members expressed concern last month about spending so much money on a system few water customers could use.


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  • Sonet-transport May 19, 2008

    I cannot wait for the state to make some VERY big changes in the rules and laws. The state will not "allow" gray water systems to recycle water used by sinks and showers. I don't think I need to flush treated water down the toilet. And if gray water is allowed then bleach or ultraviolet can make clean again. I want to add giant cisterns to catch water from the roof, but in this state if is not "allow" or permitted then free-thinkers cannot do it. Let me sign something, OK?

  • coolwill May 15, 2008

    There were comments on this same posting earlier, what happen is this a rewrite?