Q: Dear Owlie, 
While I was playing soccer at the park, I noticed purple pipes near the field. What are purple pipes, and why are they at my park?
 
Sincerely, 
Young Purple Pipe Enthusiast 
 

A: Dear Young Purple Pipe Enthusiast

Thank you for your question about purple pipes. The color purple on the pipes means they hold recycled water. Recycled water is water made by treating wastewater and is great for watering golf courses and parks, like the park where you play soccer. Recycled water is important to use for irrigation so we can save more of the drinking water for us, and not the plants. If you want to learn more about recycled water, visit www.ieua.org.

Good luck with your soccer and I hope you spread the word about purple pipes, 
Owlie