Sugar beet reuse water used to grow tomatoes

On 19th April, Erik van Merrienboer, Province of North Brabant Executive for Spatial Planning and Finance, officially opened the advanced sustainable freshwater supply system, which has been created for the Nieuw Prinsenland greenhouse area in Dinteloord. Effluent from the neighboring sugar factory is converted into large volumes of high-quality irrigation water. Underground water storage (aquifer storage and recovery, ASR) is applied to balance the availability of this reuse water in Autumn and Winter with the demand for additional irrigation water by the local farmers in Spring and Summer. Continuous supply of irrigation water is thus secured, even during long summer droughts.