We have heard for many years that we need to start conserving water, and that there may not be enough water to sustain life here on earth in the future if we didn't find some way to preserve it. Well, if you have never had an appreciation for bottled water may now.
Wastewater is now being recycled going from toilet to tap in Texas city. the areas under a still lingering drought, and this is the second Texas city that has had to reuse treated wastewater's in order to meet demand for its citizens.
Yes, this is the water we wash with and drink. It is all being done through a state approved recycling process. This is not going to be the only state to do this, as many others across the nation are seeing the lowest reserves of drinking water that they've ever seen before.
Wichita Falls just recently started reusing water, and it is all being purified it through the River Road Waste Treatment Plant according to government standard. Regardless of the standards it must meet or how purified it is the fact remains that it is water from our toilet to be recycled for us to drink, and that is a scary reality of what the world is coming to.
The recycled water has to meet the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality approval standards in order to be reused. It has to maintain the standards for period of six months or longer before it can actually be implemented to public places or private homes.
Big Springs has been implementing this method for some time now, and the city of Brownwood has been approved for a very similar project to that of Wichita Falls hints treating 1.5 million gallons of water or more every day. Brownwood has not yet begun the process.
There is no way to learn what the long-term repercussions will be for society if there are any at all from recycling wastewater to drinking water. It may be a good idea to start purchasing bottled water now before hoarding and price gouging begin.
Effective city reservoirs are running dry all over the nation, and many places are not releasing that information to the public. Those who have not been approved to recycle their wastewater into drinking water may very well be in the near future if our water usage continues on the way it is. As quiet as it may be, the damage may already be irreversible.
As Leiker of Wichita Falls said "We can't conserve our way out of this."