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STORS, Conn. — A new water reclamation facility on the University of Connecticut’s campus will be capable of treating 1 million gallons of non-potable water per day once it becomes operational early next year, according to UConn Today.
The reclaimed water will be used to help run the university’s CoGeneration power plant, which provides electricity across the campus.
The plant is the single largest user of potable water on campus, requiring as much as 350,000 to 400,000 gallons of water on a summer day.
In the future, the reclaimed water may also be used to irrigate athletic and recreational fields.
“This project is another illustration of the strong commitment to the environment at UConn,” said Provost Mun Choi. “Using advanced technologies of reverse osmosis and ultraviolet disinfection, this facility will provide reclaimed water for cooling and irrigation needs of a growing campus.”