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The 7 MGD Question

SAN ANGELO, Texas – The reuse of wastewater for drinking is a battle of perceptions, as many Texas cities have found. San Angelo could join the fray, depending on the results of a study projected for summer completion. “It’s a

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State Approves Project to Home Brew Beer Using Recycled Wastewater

PORTLAND, Ore. — A local utility, now approved by the state, is turning an unlikely ingredient for making beer over to a group of home brewers: 100 percent recycled wastewater. Clean Water Services, which runs four wastewater treatment plants in

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Algae Could Both Provide Biofuel and Clean Up Wastewater

Algae may indeed be a potential source of biofuel, but it can also find use in things like nutritional supplements and cosmetics. When it’s grown commercially, its growth is usually aided with chemical fertilizers. The cost of those chemicals cuts

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Bill Gates Raises a Glass to (and of) Water Made From Poop

In places where fresh water is hard to come by, how do you come up with clean drinking water? Easy — get the water from poop. It’s a scientifically sound idea, and Bill Gates has a video to prove it.

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Wastewater Could Help Wetlands

One of Terrebonne Parish President Michel Claudet’s goals before leaving office after the end of next year is changing the route wastewater takes once it disappears down the drain. He wants to send the water into the wetlands. “It is

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In California, Farmers Rely on Oil Wastewater to Weather Drought

The oil fields of Kern County, where Chevron is the largest producer, pump out more oil than those of any other county in the United States. It also happens to be one of the country’s most prolific agricultural counties, producing

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December 2021