Monday, January 28, 2008

Turning Sewage Into Drinks

Here is the ultimate in recycling.
"As Southern California faces a worsening water crisis, Orange County has implemented a $480 million microfiltration system so advanced it can turn waste water into drinking water," says Wired. "The Groundwater Replenishment System, which started pumping purified water on Jan. 10th, is the largest of its kind in the world and will provide water to more than 100,000 Orange County families for the same or less than buying it wholesale. And because sewage is diverted to the purification system, less waste is dumped into natural water supplies." A win-win, it seems, with more plants to follow in California, Texas and Florida, so Cheers!
photo Dave Bullock/Wired