Water Reuse Gains Toehold in New York State

13 Sep 2021
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The population of New York’s metropolitan area is placing significant stress on groundwater aquifers, the primary source of the area’s water supply. As a result, saltwater intrusion into these aquifers’ freshwater reserves is a growing concern for local water authorities. As New York State is still early in deploying solutions for more advanced water management, water reuse systems present a potential opportunity to slow, if not offset, the drawdown of water supplies.

In this Research Note:

  • New York water reuse develops in the absence of state-wide targets and action plans
  • Aquifer drawdown points to pressing problem in Long Island, New York
  • Nutrient pollution of water supplies prompts actions to address threats to water quality

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