Ball State might treat wastewater with greenhouse

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Ball State University might build a greenhouse to treat and recycle its wastewater while saving energy.

The Star Press reported Sunday ( that doing so might not just save money and energy and discharge cleaner water, but also lower the demand on the public water supply and decrease the load on the city's wastewater treatment plant.

Ball State associate vice president of facilities planning and management Kevin Kenyon says the university is trying to determine if the project is feasible.

Ball State's council on the environment adopted a resolution in April endorsing the use of a technology created by a Hungarian company that calls its facilities "BlueHouses."

Ball State already has installed an energy-saving geothermal heating and cooling system.

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