A worker at Millennium Specialty Chemicals of Jacksonville, Fla. monitors a cooling water tank gauge. A mile away, a golf ball rolls across a green. Irrigation water percolates through the soil into an underground aquifer. Three diverse events intimately interconnected.
A water reuse system
set up by Millennium Specialty Chemicals provides free irrigation for a public
golf course, saving millions of gallons of water, and preventing toxic levels
of metals from flowing into nearby Moncrief Creek. The system uses a multi-step
process that includes a settling basin, UV disinfection, a passive StormFilter
filtration system and non-contact cooling water.