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Is Recycled water expensive?
Last Updated: 4th January, 2020
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Beside this, how much is recycled water?
Recycled water costs about $1,100 an acre-foot to produce, about half the cost of desalinating ocean water.
Additionally, what are the benefits of recycled water? Water Recycling Can Decrease Diversion of Freshwater from Sensitive Ecosystems. Water Recycling Decreases Discharge to Sensitive Water Bodies. Recycled Water May Be Used to Create or Enhance Wetlands and Riparian (Stream) Habitats.
Accordingly, why is reclaimed water more expensive?
The costs for reclaimed water may be greater than potable water costs due to the increased treatment required along with the cost of a non-potable distribution system. Reuse rates are typically set at a level less than the potable water rate.
What happens if you drink recycled water?
In some parts of the world, the wastewater that flows down the drain – yes, including toilet flushes – is now being filtered and treated until it's as pure as spring water, if not more so. It might not sound appealing, but recycled water is safe and tastes like any other drinking water, bottled or tap.