What is recycled water?

I am playing an environmental game on my phone. It told me that there was a drought and asked if I wanted to force people to drink recycled water

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  • 1 year ago

    Recycled water is the process of converting wastewater into water that can be reused for other purposes.

  • 1 year ago

    Recycled water is highly treated wastewater that has been filtered to remove solids and other impurities as well as disinfected by a water treatment plant. ... Several other terms are also used for recycled water, including reclaimed water, effluent water, treated effluent water and treated sewage water.

  • 1 year ago

    They're probably referring to, in essence, cleaned (thoroughly cleaned, of course) sewage, rather than water taken from rivers, aquifers, or other presumably clean sources.

  • 1 year ago

    Pretty much all the water you drink is recycled. Sometimes the recycling is long-term (Drinking water that passed through a dinosaur's kidneys), sometimes short term. During a drought, I calculated the flow of a stream at the water company's intake and compared it to the effluent from two wastewater treatment plants upstream. The figures were almost equal.

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