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El Paso Closes Water Loop with Direct Potable Reuse System

02 January 2019
Research Note

El Paso Water in Texas is receiving renewed attention as its water utility is poised to become the first large U.S. city to adopt direct potable reuse (DPR). The DPR Advanced Water Purification project, set for completion in 2020 at an estimated cost ranging from US$110 million to US$150 million.

As the first large U.S. city to embrace direct potable reuse, El Paso will contribute 4% to Bluefield’s forecasted 252 MGD of potable reuse capacity additions over the next five years in the U.S.


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