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ORLANDO, Fla. -- The "Sparkling Water System"
of Largo, Fla., is among water reuse projects being highlighted
at Conserv96, a forum on water conservationtechnology, strategies,
and solutions being held in Orlando on Jan. 4-8.
By the end of the decade, Largo intends to reclaim 100 percent
of the 12 million gallons that flow from the city's wastewater
treatment plant each day, according to Anthony Andrade, Largo's
water conservation director who spoke at Conserv96. Water lines
in Largo are clearly marked with the color codes of blue for potable
water and purple for reclaimed water. Strict measures are taken
to guard against cross connections, and sharing of common reclaimed
service or connection between properties is prohibited.
Phase V of Largo's water reuse system has been completed, said
Andrade, with some 1,200 residential and 25 commercial connections
added at a cost of $3 million. Within months, a 5 million-gallon
storage tank will be placed into service within the reuse system.
By 1998, he said, reclaimed water will be provided to residents
city-wide, in addition to such industries as Honeywell and Home
Conserv96, the third of three biennial conferences and
that began with Conserv90 at Phoenix, Ariz., is sponsored by the
American Society of Civil Engineers, American Water Resources
Association, and the American WaterWorks Association.
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