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CINCINNATI -- A water reclamation and reuse system that
will save an estimated
24 million gallons of water each year worth some $160,000 at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass., has been cited for
an award by the American Institute of Plant Engineers. The system installed in
Building 13 at MIT is the subject of a Fame Award of Merit by the institute.
In an effort to reduce water costs and usage, MIT investigated
Building 13, a 42,200-
square-foot facility, for a water conservation program. The project involved
installation of a drainage system throughout the building to capture the water
discharged by the equipment in the labs. The system includes two 1,500-gallon tanks
to collect and store, and a centrifugal pump and operating controls to allow transfer
to a non-potable water main.
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