December 2005
BioCycle;Dec2005, Vol. 46 Issue 12, p14
Trade Publication
The article reports that helped by an innovation grant of $637,000 a village in New Mexico was able to finance wastewater recycling project. The $2 million project has a water reuse system that consists of a membrane bioreactor, reverse osmosis systems for wastewater treatment and an ultrafiltration technology for water treatment. It is referred to as an integrated membrane system. The consulting engineer on this water resource project is Eddie Livingston of Livingston Associates. The equipments will be supplied by John Koch of ITT Sanitaire Americas based in Brown deer, Wisconsin from its ITT Industries division. According to Mike Nivison, the village administrator in 1996, the village has always been out front with environmental issues. This is despite the fact that the village is still in a drought period and not out of danger. There is a need to recycle 90 per cent of water. The state governor Bill Richardson has emphasized the importance of water reuse as New Mexico continues to be short of water due to an extended drought.


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