October 28, 2020

Reclamation launches prize competition seeking new inland purification methods to increase usable water

WASHINGTON - The Bureau of Reclamation is launching a prize competition seeking innovative, affordable and environmentally sound solutions to improve inland purification processes for brackish water. The new techniques should produce more usable water while reducing salt byproducts that require additional treatment and disposal.

"There are locations in this country where brackish water has the potential to become a usable water supply, especially where traditional supplies may be scarce," said Chief Engineer David Raff. "We hope to spur innovation for inland desalination that will increase useable water supplies while reducing water treatment costs."

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