8 January 2016

‘Toilet-to-Tap’ Wastewater Recycling Takes Off as Water Supplies Shrink

environmental Leader 14 December 2015: Recycled wastewater has been used for decades to irrigate crops, golf courses and landscapes. Now, with water scarcity affecting growing areas globally, more communities are looking to turn treated sewage into potable water — and this creates a huge opportunity for companies including Dow Chemical that provide toilet-to-tap technology.

“Communities and companies are increasingly realizing the economic value of clean water — and that’s driving growth in Dow’s water business at two times [the rate of] the global GDP,” Dow chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris tells Bloomberg News.

In 2007, Orange County, Calif. opened the world’s largest sewage purification system to increase drinking water...read on.