The Global View

Sewage the answer to water shortages?

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Desalination is one method of tackling water shortages under consideration around the world. Here’s another, from Science Daily:

Amid growing water shortages in parts of the United States, more communities are considering tapping their sewage treatment plants as a new source of drinking water.

The conversion of wastewater into tap water could help meet increased demand for one of life’s most essential resources, according to the article “Treating Sewage For Drinking Water” scheduled for the Jan. 28 issue of Chemical & Engineering News.

And perhaps it could. But Greenbang has a sneaking suspicion that whoever wants to start running a sewage to drinking water conversion plant will need some serious support on the marketing side.