Benefits of Reuse

Reclaimed Pipes
The impacts of the Town's Reclaimed Water System on the local economy and quality of life in our community are complex and significant. This project is important.
  • Reduces the amount of water withdrawn from the Cape Fear River for irrigation.
  • Reduces impacts on Utley Creek and Harris Lake.
  • Saves drinking water. Because it is recycled from sewage, reclaimed water is not drinkable and is stored in a separate tank and piped through lines easily identified by their purple color.
Economic Benefits
  • Saves users on the cost of water for irrigation. Reclaimed water is provided at a lower cost than water provided through an irrigation meter connected to the Town's regular water supply.
  • Because of the reclaimed system, the Town reduces the amount of treated wastewater discharged into the local creek - in effect increasing the Town's wastewater treatment capacity. This enables the Town to continue to attract industries and businesses that generate wastewater, which in turn attracts more jobs and revenue to Holly Springs.
  • Saves the Town money. The Town uses reclaimed water for the irrigation of public spaces in the Holly Springs Business Park.
Social Benefits
  • Assists the Town in meeting its environmental protection objectives.
  • Improves the quality of landscaping in public spaces.
  • Reduces the frequency of turf damage during drought conditions because reclaimed water still will be available.