There are a number of practical uses of technology to accomplish
significant reductions in water usage. Examples ...
Reclaiming water used for washing or rinsing containers. Reclaimed water to be
of superior quality to original feed water. Bottle cleanliness is improved based on
reduced rejects and microbial counts. The pictured system reduced total plant
water usage by over 50%, reduced "cleanable" rejects, and allowed avoidance of
an upgrade to the existing anaerobic wastewater system ... a capital expense
budgeted at approximately $ 2 MM.
A key opportunity in conserving water is in the separation of streams from the plants
wastewater prior to being allowed to mix ... allowing simple treatment and a number
of targets for reuse.
Water Reclamation and Reuse