The ubiquity of water reuse
Interesting article in a recent edition of fastcoexist.com, The Future of Drinking Is Drinking Water That's Been In a Toilet.
The gist of the article is that we need to rethink how we think about the use of water and the reuse of wastewater.
The same amount of water on earth does not change. The same amount of water that's on earth today was on the earth one billion years ago.
Overuse, contamination and global climate change are making clean, drinkable water increasingly scare and thus more expensive.
The planet can never run out of water, it can just run out of water we can drink.
Fortunately, the H2O molecule cannot be polluted. It can only be mixed with things that make it unsafe for certain uses. Purification by technology, like Anua's clean water technologies, and nature remove what's added.
Water reuse and proper treatment of wastewater is the key to a sustainable future.
Water is always reused. It's incumbent upon us to not waste what we use and do what we can to make it easier to clean (i.e., don't flush anything other than human waste down the toilet).
Properly treated water is the safest water on the planet.
Tom Smith Tom Smith is the former director of operations and marketing at Anua. Tom is driving demand for wastewater treatment, water reuse, rainwater harvesting and odor/VOC control solutions. He has a B.A. from Duke University and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business.