With Texas facing a nasty drought, some folks are going deep into the bowels of, well, bowels, for drinking water.
The town of Big Spring is breaking ground on a $13 million plant that will take treated wastewater, normally discharged into a lake or creek, and blend it into the regular water system.
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Wastewater recycling is hardly a novel concept--Orange County was among the first to implement a "toilet to tap" program--but more areas are finally shedding the pee-water taboo. The reverse osmosis process is completely safe, stopping virtually all non-water molecules--bacteria, viruses, pharmaceuticals--from ever making it to our faucets. What pours out is pure and tasty.
Fast Company reports that Singapore actually sells bottled water that comes from its treated wastewater plants. Us Weeklings started thinking that OC should start doing the same in these budget-wracked times. We just need a good brand name. Dasani-tized Water? Poohier (like Perrier)? Fartletts? Aqua-Pee-na?
We'll be here all night.