Water reuse studies in pilot plant cooling tower system were conducted that showed major benefits over use of aquifer fresh water supplies. Actual case histories are reviewed which identify the fresh water and chemical savings, as well as other items to consider with reclaimed water in cooing tower water systems. Comparison of fresh and reclaimed water use in San Antonio provides some guidelines for other potential users to consider.

03-03: Water Reuse Experiences With Cooling Tower Systems in San Antonio, Texas

  • Paul R. Puckorius, Puckorius & Associates, Inc. and Ken Diehl, San Antonio Water System