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Pilot Project May Turn Raw Sewage Into Water

Pilot Project May Turn Raw Sewage Into Water

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Greg Neft, KSL NewsradioA sewer authority in Sandy is testing a system that could save a lot of water. It's a pilot project that reuses raw sewage and turns it back into water.

You can't drink it, but according to Jerry Knight with the Sandy Suburban Improvement District, "we could use (the water) on golf courses, industrial use, interchanges on the freeway." He says the new technology is already in use in other spots. "We went down to Palm Springs, and they use it on all their golf courses," Knight adds.

The project lasts for three months and Knight says right now, no water is actually being reused, just studied. But he thinks the public will get behind it. "I think a lot of people are concerned about the environment," Knight says.

He says a normal plant could eventually clean a million gallons of water.

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