Many young idealists ask me why we don’t just don’t just take the wastewater we’re cleaning, clean it up some more, and drink it? The short answer is most people think it is disgusting. Water professionals might say that is kind of what happens anyway. If you’re interested in finding out more about these issues, here are links to some informative articles.
Reclaimed Water for Drinking: Safe but Still a Tough Sell (Than, K., National Geographic News, January 31, 2011)
The Delicate Art of Promoting Recycled Water (Dolqueist, L. A., Environmental Leader, April 18, 2011)