The command I work at is about 1 mile from the sewage treatment plant. After treatment the water can be used for industrial uses but doesn't meet the drinking water standard. I suggest the water from the plant be piped over for irrigation of lawns, cooling, steam and other industial uses. This would save the command from buying city water. If not reused, the treated water is discharged into the bay by the treatment plant. As far as I know, there is plenty of recycled water to use for people that want it, so the gov't wouldn't be taking away water from golf courses, orchards, or steel mills.
Idea No. 8267