Is Effluent the Water of the Future? Scientists Invited to Discuss Issue in Rome

Two New Mexico State University researchers may have found an answer to the turf irrigation and landscaping water shortage. Bernd Leinauer and Elena Sevostianova are suggesting that using effluent water would eliminate the need for additional mineral fertilizers. Typically, most of the water used for irrigation and landscaping has been cleansed to remove nitrogen. These NMSU scientists are suggesting leaving the nitrogen in, and using decentralized water treatment systems and subsurface irrigation systems instead of sprinklers. That way, we will eliminate a huge chunk of fertilizer production, saving money and reducing our carbon footprint. Find out more about their panel in Rome:

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