Aquifer Storage and Recovery

Aquifer Storage and Recovery

To meet Pitt County’s increasing water needs, Greenville Utilities is nearing completion on its industry-leading Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) project. ASR is the storing of treated drinking water in underground sand deposits during periods of low customer usage and recovering, or using, the water during periods of high customer usage and emergencies. ASR will allow GUC to store in excess of 300 million gallons of drinking water for a fraction of the cost of storing water in above-ground tanks. When completed, the ASR project will be one of the first of its kind in North Carolina.


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