Written by: joni m palmer, Project Director, Southwest Environmental Finance Center

Interested in water reuse and reclamation? Learn from the ones who pioneered the process! Tucson Arizona’s Reclaimed Water System, which uses recycled wastewater for landscape irrigation, is celebrating their 40th anniversary this month.

Join Southwest EFC Project Director, Dr. joni m palmer, as she interviews City of Tuscon staff John Kmiec, Tucson Water Director; James MacAdam, Administrator; and Andrea Achilli, Associate Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Arizona (UA).

The interview discusses key components of the reuse program, including: what municipal wastewater is, public perception, safety, legal and policy challenges, what program staff are most proud of accomplishing, and the future of the program.