Why don't we just capture the water and reuse it?

It is neither practical nor cost effective to capture high velocity flows in a mobile operation. There is equipment available today that is essentially a mobile treatment plant that treats the water and injects it back into the system, but the upfront capital cost for these systems is more than $500,000 and it is not a cost effective investment for the Water Fund.

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1. Why is hydrant flushing necessary?
2. What is "unidirectional" flushing?
3. Who will be affected? What locations?
4. What impacts will residents and businesses see during the flushing?
5. What is the City doing to minimize the impacts?
6. Isn't this a waste of water?
7. Why don't we just capture the water and reuse it?
8. Are we polluting the river with the runoff?
9. If we have any additional questions, who do we call?