How California is turning wastewater into drinking water!

India
September 5, 2010 9:03am CST
Its amazing how California has starting to invest in turning waste water into drinking water. Although many people are against this movement,but drinking water that used to be waste water - given the fact that all water has gone through the water cycle and has been consumed (and thus evacuated) by many organisms throughout the two billion years that organisms have been present on earth. In short, Current technology allows us to convert previous waste water into drinking water without sacrificing quality. I guess its worth investing in recycling of water! It's a great initiative in reducing global warming and utilizing the resources we have left on earth. What is your opinion about it?
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• Netherlands
5 Sep 10
I think it's great! Though it's kinda weird to hear that your drinking wastewater but atleast it's good for the earth.
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• India
5 Sep 10
Well after conversion its no longer waste water, so you're actually drinking normal water again. Better than living in a desert the earth will soon become isn't it?!
• India
5 Sep 10
Well 70% of earth constitute water But still there is problem of water just because there is not enough of drinking water. So its good to know that various technologies are being adapted around the world to recylce the waste water and ake it useful for drinking again. And I dont feel anything wrong about it , if its purified and is not bad for your health. Also if its good for environment and earth too, then why not? We all should appreciate such actions.
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@redhotpogo (3935)
• United States
5 Sep 10
This isn't new, they've been doing this for years. Most drinking water use to be waste water. Just no one talks about it because it sounds gross.
• United States
5 Sep 10
Oh I forgot to add this: It's good that we are recycling the water, but if you knew what it takes to do that you might reconsider it being good for the earth. It takes a lot of chemicals(very poisonous chemicals), and lots of big polluting machines to turn waste water into drinkable water. I know because I use to work in a water treatment plant.
@dawnald (84110)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Sep 10
I"m pissed? er, sorry, now that I got that out of my system... OK, being serious... I actually think it 's a great idea. I've seen a discussion on this topic before though (a few years ago, I think), and some people just couldn't get over being grossed out by it. But at some point, we may need to do this most everywhere.
@akn1961 (1035)
• India
6 Sep 10
this is great opinnion, thanks for your thoughts i like it.
@mimining (204)
• Philippines
6 Sep 10
New technology provides for a better way to improve resources. I think that is a great way to be able to reach out to dry lands or non-potable water sources. I just hope that, with the current industrial wastes and all sorts of bacteria found in waste water, quality standards are not compromised. When they say, for example, 10 ppm level, safe for human consumption, it does not bring any big surprises in the future. But that's a good step, though.
• United States
6 Sep 10
Whatt Crazyy i dint know thiss Like previous members Saidd Itss good yuu know Tto Save Water but to drink Yuck!need to Leatrn more About this -__-
@jamed28 (1910)
• Philippines
6 Sep 10
This is nice for the environment. Hope the whole world will adopt this kind of method.
6 Sep 10
It sound like a great project that will improve our enviroment.Now a great number of countries are studying on how to turn waste water into drinking water, but I think there is a long way to go before human achieve this goal. For on one hand, there are some difficult technical difficulties for the reseachers to handl with;on the other hand it seems that the cost of this kind of project is too high to restrict the developemen of it.
@amybrezik (2123)
• United States
6 Sep 10
I have heard of this in other countries but not here. It does seem a little weird but I agree with you, technology has advanced so much that we should be able to turn waste water into drinking water.
• Singapore
6 Sep 10
We do that here too in my country. Water is very scarce here and we have been buying water from neighbouring countries. Of course this is not a long term solution and recently, we have built up our own water regeneration facilities. Water is only going to get lesser and lesser if we do not treasure it and use it properly so I guess it is a good idea. Maybe to get people to accept this idea of drinking "recycled wastewater" is difficult, how about marketing it as "energetic water"?
@bird123 (10230)
• United States
5 Sep 10
If they do it like God does it through distillation, I'm ok with it. If they are just going to filter then disinfect it, I have a big problem with that.
• United States
5 Sep 10
I suppose this recycling has been going on for a very long time. It is only until now that it is so talked about with the Go Green campaining. Yes it may sound gross but how many of us have a enjoy a great ice cold recycled glass of water.
@hexeduser22 (5865)
• Philippines
5 Sep 10
Not only California but the whole Singapore is doing it. Its really a good way to save our resources and save our species Some people just can't ignore the fact that they are drinking recycled waste water but the truth is it's just a psychological reaction to be weary of the recycled water. If it has been processed well then we could say it is safe to drink