As Droughts Persist, Treated Sewage Water May Be The New Tap Water

Photo courtesy of ypard.net

Photo courtesy of ypard.net

How would you like to drink water so clean and clear that it practically sparkles with the brilliance of a well-cut diamond? What if that water was from a sewer? Would you drink it then? The scientists over at the Advanced Water Purification Facility (AWPF) are hoping you will. An article on the subject by ScientificAmerican.com says:

“Tests have shown that purified sewage from residential buildings is not only cleaner than existing drinking water, it can be produced at less cost than other options for creating freshwater, such as desalination.”

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This Is What Fracking Really Looks Like

Jodie Simons demonstrates how her sink water, full of methane, lights on fire. Nina Berman/NOOR

 

From Slate.com:

“What struck me very personally as an outsider was how any kind of industrial activity feels like an enormous intrusion, almost like a creature from outer space; these drills at night are almost supernatural,” Berman said.

“I looked for points where the industrial activity impacted these quiet rural landscapes, and I found at night was when things came alive, so I combined those pictures with more conventional documentary [style of ]subject-driven photography about people who were having serious health impacts.”

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