How Reusing Water Can Help to Solve the California Drought
One needn’t look too hard to find some mention of the current drought in California. As we begin to feel the effects to greater extents, so the question grows more pressing in mind: what can we do? While the fullest means of climate change itself is beyond human control, adaptability is certainly within our grasp. Experts and non-experts alike have begun to propose a wide variety of solutions. Atmospheric water generation, ionization, and desalinization all spring to mind and in their own ways have demonstrated their efficacy in different parts of the world where water is likewise a threatened or scarce resource. Another option, however, lies right where water leaves our perspective: wastewater treatment.
Now, the concept and the various processes of reclaiming wastewater are not new, and the companies that devote themselves to this practice around the world are likewise not new. One such company with more than forty years of experience is Koch Membrane Systems. Koch creates and produces membrane filtration systems for industrial and municipal water and wastewater processing, as well as for the biotechnological field and the production of various potables like dairy, juice, and wine. Its municipal wastewater solutions already have a global reach: Santa Paula, California; Bundamba, Queensland, Australia; and São Paulo, Brazil have all implemented one of its systems.
Cortech Engineering has now become of one the companies that partners with Koch to offer its wastewater reclamation. Providing pump solutions means also taking account of how much (or how little) those pumps convey, and Cortech is well aware of this. Southern California is by no means the only arid or drought-stricken area of the world, and the wastewater reuse solutions successfully implemented elsewhere can certainly be of avail here. This is precisely where the partnership of Cortech and Koch can be of greatest use; while we cannot stop the drought, we can mitigate its effects, and that begins with using and reusing water wisely.