Using recycled water to make concrete
In a UK first, Yorkshire Water used treated water from a wastewater treatment plant to produce concrete. Yorkshire Water transferred the treated wastewater to Tarmac, a construction solutions provider, to produce concrete slabs at its site in Bradford, UK.
The concrete slabs will be used as foundations for a National Test Centre for emerging water technologies. The slabs will be tested over time to assess their strength, colour and long-term weathering properties in order to confirm if the product is suitable for widespread use. If successful, Yorkshire Water will look to further develop their water reuse supplies for concrete manufacturers and other business users across the whole region.
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