Municipalities, agriculture, and industry are competing for a limited supply of fresh water. Although considered as separate entities, in reality they are very interdependent in determining the overall quality of life. Everyone is expected to do more with less, and conservation is the first step toward achieving that goal. Wastewater recycle is an important tool for industries to conserve water. At the same time, increased environmental awareness has resulted in more stringent and complex discharge requirements. The concept of wastewater recycle is relatively straightforward, but the approach is not without pitfalls. The results can be very beneficial if a few simple steps are followed.
Keywords: Balance, compliance, conservation, discharge, recycle, water, wastewater