Mines need to find innovative ways to mitigate their impact, and water reuse strategies are a great approach for active operations
Mines around the world depend on a steady supply of relatively clean water for the extraction of resources and the subsequent beneficiation of ore to manufacture products. These mines have an opportunity to obtain significant benefit by capturing excess water for reuse within their operations. Implementing strategies for discharge water reuse helps promote operational and environmental sustainability and provide overall economic benefits, but also helps keep mining operations ahead of water discharge regulations.
In the U.S., the Clean Water Act is the most prominent piece of legislation that regulates the use of water in the country. However, the water situation has changed drastically since then, and laws promulgated through the act have been adapted and changed to meet evolving challenges from increased water demand and water-scarcity concerns to declining water quality.
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