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Singapore to Reclaim Wastewater for Drinking

| Thursday August 4th, 2005 | 1 Comment

urinecup.gifIf NASA can do it, why not Singapore? Being a small island nation, self sufficiency is high on Singapore’s list of priorities. Water is no exception. The country has embarked on an innovative campaign called “NEWater” that will be producing drinking water from waste water. Jokes aside, the program seems to be working and people claim to notice no difference in taste from the tap.
(thanks mark!)(image swiped from Wired)

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  • taestell

    It may sound a little wacky until you read all of the facts. Check out the Wikipedia article about reclaimed water. Singapore is one of the few places using reclaimed water for drinking. Most places (including the Southwest U.S.) use it for irrigation, etc. Although there is absolutely nothing wrong with drinking it, since it is generally purified to be cleaner than drinking water.