Engineers explain importance of wastewater reuse in new book

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Madan Arora, Joe Reichenberger put wastewater terminology into easily digested text for layperson

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In the new book “Turning Sewage into Reusable Water: Written for the Layperson” (published by Archway Publishing), two professional engineers explain how sewage is safely turned into reusable water and why the process is necessary to conserve Earth’s most abundant natural resource. Authors Madan Arora and Joe Reichenberger write for the layperson, introducing the concepts of wastewater treatment and recycling in easy-to-understand language. They hope their book will prove useful to not only laypersons, but also students, parents, school counselors, advisers, council members and board members of water and sanitation agencies.

“Turning Sewage into Reusable Water” features more than just an overview of wastewater treatment and reuse. The authors include information about wastewater systems; wastewater characteristics and flow; the past, present and future of sewage treatment; and the costs of maintaining and operating a wastewater treatment facility, among other in-depth topics.

“Although our water and wastewater systems are ‘out of sight, out of mind,’ they are complex systems,” the authors say. “After reading the book, we hope that our readers will have a better understanding of how these systems operate and, that to continue functioning, they will need attention and appropriate funding. There is a finite amount of fresh water on Earth and we must use it wisely and efficiently and treat it to the point where it can be recycled.”

Turning Sewage into Reusable Water
By Madan Arora and Joe Reichenberger
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 174 pages | ISBN 9781480813786
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 174 pages | ISBN 9781480813762
E-Book | 174 pages | ISBN 9781480813779
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Authors
Dr. Madan Arora is a technical director at Parsons – a global engineering and construction company with its corporate offices in Pasadena, California. He is a registered civil engineer and life member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEE&S). He has more than 50 years of experience in water and wastewater treatment and water recycling, with projects across the United States and internationally. Arora has published technical articles in various prestigious journals. He has also spoken at national and international conferences on wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse.

Joe Reichenberger, a professor of civil engineering and environmental science at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, is a registered civil engineer with more than 50 years of experience in water, wastewater treatment and water recycling facilities. He has served as director of the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, is a life member of WEF, AAEE&S, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Water Works Association, and has authored numerous sections in water and wastewater design manuals.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit or call 888-242-5904.

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