Investigating Wastewater Reuse at Safety Rest Areas and Truck Stations

Principal Investigator:

Sara Heger

Project Summary:

This project is evaluating the potential and effectiveness of wastewater reuse at Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) facilities. Since every MnDOT building uses water, the potential for water reuse exists at them all. This project is evaluating when reuse makes sense from a regulatory, environmental, economic, and management perspective at truck washing/storage facilities and safety rest areas. Sampling of various streams is being done to identify challenges related to various uses. Recommendations will be provided on the most appropriate applications for reuse and the challenges with implementation.

Sponsor:

Project Details:

  • Start date: 06/2017
  • Project Status: Active
  • Research Area: Environment and Energy
  • Topics: Environment