Wastewater Reuse Could Increase U.S. Supplies 27 Percent, Report Says

Yale Environment 360: Advanced treatment of municipal wastewater could increase available water supplies in the U.S. by 27 percent, according to a recent report by the National Academy of Sciences. Of the 32 billion gallons of municipal wastewater discharged each day nationwide, about 12 billion gallons of effluent is emptied into an ocean or estuary, the report said. Existing treatment technologies would allow municipalities to reuse that water for a variety of purposes -- including irrigation, industrial use and drinking......

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