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Recycled Wastewater – As Drinking Water

Posted by Content Coordinator on Thursday, July 30th, 2009

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE
Although water has been used for decades in agriculture, industry, and commercial buildings, its growing shortage around the United States is expanding interest in recycled water for potable use. It has the potential to be a reliable source of potable water and can save energy and cost by decreasing the need for energy-intensive imported water.

This is especially germane in areas of the country, such as the Southwest, where water is often pumped long distances. Concerns about recycled water include its salt content and recent news reports of pharmaceutical and other chemicals detected in water supplies, not to mention public perception. Recent outbreaks of foodborne illnesses have also raised concerns about the possibility of pathogens in the water supply. Nonetheless, improved treatment methods and accelerating costs for importing water have led more communities to look to recycled municipal wastewater as potential drinking water…

Recycled Wastewater – As Drinking Water

About Urban Land Institute
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“The mission of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Founded in 1936, the institute now has more than 40,000 members worldwide representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines, working in private enterprise and public service.

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