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Cary Officials Come Up With New Way To Conserve Water

Posted June 22, 2001 12:18 p.m. EDT

— Cary's new water system made a big splash Friday morning.

Town leaders turned on the sprinklers fed by the new system at the North Cary Park. It is the first reclaimed water system in the state. It diverts treated wastewater from the Neuse River Basin and pipes it to hundreds of businesses and homes for irrigation.

"It is environmentally sound to do these systems. It's financially, extremely attractive. It's just an absolutely, fantastic project," says Cary Mayor Glen Lang.

By using this water for irrigation, town leaders say it will save the drinking water supply.