Since last week was Earth Day, let’s take some time to focus on the positive in stormwater news. An article on WaterWorld.com details the EPA’s announcement of $3.3 Million in funding being awarded to the research of water reuse.
“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced funding to five institutions to research human and ecological health impacts associated with water reuse and conservation practices.”
The goal of the research that can now take place due to the $3.3 Million awarded in funding is to determine how to manage and make efficient use of the water supply in the long term. Most of the conversation is steered towards the most western states in the U.S. experiencing a water crisis due to climate change, extreme drought, and population increases. Those factors in addition to California’s long-time struggle to implement laws and regulations about groundwater use have drastically decreased the drinking water supply. It’s safe to say we can all get behind the research that will be dedicated to “evaluating how reclaimed water applications such as drinking water reuse, replenishing groundwater, and irrigation can affect public and ecological health.”
Torrent Resources has some ideas about how these western states can capture, pre-trear and recharge stormwater – ultimately replenishing groundwater. Torrent Resources, a 43-year-old company specializing in drywells, offers the MaxWell®, an engineered system that has been installed in the Southwest United States more than 75,000 times. The MaxWell® is simple, effective, maintainable, and best of all, it’s second to none when it comes to recharging groundwater.
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