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The Spread of Water-Recycling Technology for Drinking Use
With eight offices across California, RMC Water and
Environment is dedicated to solving complex water-
related issues for its clients. From project planning and
regulatory compliance to modeling and program
management, the company offers a wide range of
services. Because of its flat organizational structure,
RMC Water and Environment is able to respond to
the unique needs of its client communities for projects
involving flood and storm water protection,
wastewater treatment, and water recycling.
With droughts and water shortages expected to
affect half of the world in the next two decades,
water recycling, or reclamation, technology is
becoming more widespread
In the United States, states more affected
by drought, such as California, are directing
resources to funding recycled water
technology, the cost of which is steadily
decreasing. There are several different
techniques for water recycling, depending
on the source of the water and its ultimate
use. For instance, a new machine can take
untreated feces and convert it to drinking
water with an additional output of
electricity and some ash.
Whatever its source, recycled drinking
water can be as clean, and sometimes
even cleaner, than tap water in a
Despite its safety, the largest hurdle for
recycled drinking water to overcome is
psychological: many people hesitate to
drink water that was once full of sewage.