Water reuse is the recycling of municipal wastewater. Rather than being used directly after treatment the highly treated water may be use to recharge aquifers and used later, a process called indirect potable reuse.

Toilet to tapEdit

Direct reuse of treated sewage lacks general public acceptance even if it is of superior quality. Indirect reuse which has an environmental buffer, such as a stream, is more acceptable, even traditional, as in the case of downstream intakes. However, in fact, putting highly purified water into a natural stream contaminates it.[1][2]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. "Problems Too Disgusting to Solve" article by Maria Konnikova in The New Yorker February 18, 2015
  2. "Psychological aspects of the rejection of recycled water: Contamination, purification and disgust" Paul Rozin, Brent Haddad, Carol Nemeroff, and Paul Slovic Judgment and Decision Making, Vol. 10, No. 1, January 2015, pp. 50–63

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