Learn How a City Saved Freshwater Through Bucher Water Recycling Trucks

Aug. 19, 2021

The environment is an ongoing concern worldwide. Water recycling technology is a was to save water, time, and money, all while protecting our environment.

Fresh drinking water is becoming so expensive; some homeowners are in jeopardy of getting foreclosed on because they are behind on the water bill. Some reports suggest that water has gone up 80% over the last decade.

Perhaps therefore we should rethink cleaning sewer and storm systems with expensive potable water.

Today, there is a technology that can save as much as 40,000 gallons per day, which in the long run, will save a tremendous amount of dollars that do not have to be passed on to the typical homeowner in terms of higher sewer and water bills.

Water-recycling vacuum trucks are a tried and true technology to clean sewer and storm drain lines. As a by-product of saving precious water, recycling also increases productivity by up to 100%.

The municipalities that have seen the units work firsthand can see the benefits of saving water and the increase in productivity. The technology is like a portable wastewater treatment plant. The ability to reuse sewer water to clean the pipe and not valuable and ever-so-scarce freshwater represent the industry's future.

Because of not using drinking water to clean the sewer lines in each area, you save taxpayers the cost of treated water. Also preserved is the dollars needed to reprocess the clean water. And ultimately save the homeowner from not being able to afford running water at the kitchen tap.

All this adds to reducing freshwater use, driving down inefficiencies inherent in sewer and drain cleaning, and lowering taxpayer costs. The jobs will take less time to accomplish, so the municipalities save money they can pass on to the taxpayer and customer. 

Our Bucher RECycler® CR120 (formerly the 315) units tested by Wessuc Inc. were instrumental in production and savings to the City of Winnipeg.

The testing was 100 days, 11 hours per day. Results? 96% of water was recycled with a $211,134 savings.

Click here to read Wessuc's results, endorsed by the University of Akron, in Cooperation with the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Editor's Note: Scranton Gillette Communications and the SGC Water Group are not liable for the accuracy, efficacy and validity of the claims made in this piece. The views expressed in this content do not reflect the position of the editorial teams of Water & Wastes Digest, Water Quality Products and Storm Water Solutions.

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Larry Kaufmann