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As cities grow, wastewater recycling gets another look

PureWater Colorado Mobile Demonstration
Posted at 10:39 AM, Nov 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-10 12:39:41-05

DENVER (AP) — More places around the U.S., including Colorado, are eyeing the practice of recycling wastewater for reuse in homes and businesses as tap water.

Cities see it as a way to ensure water supplies as their populations grow and climate change intensifies droughts.

A push in the Los Angeles area is moving along with little fanfare two decades after the concept once dismissed as “toilet to tap” faced such pushback it had to be abandoned. Cities are looking at federal funding to help with the projects.

In Colorado, officials are educating residents about the practice with a mobile water recycling exhibit, which is called the PureWater Colorado Mobile Demonstration.