Farger said Australia hasn’t been able to cross the path into recycling wastewater but believed it’s “inevitable” the change will happen.
“What we haven’t been able to do so far in Australia is as you say, crosses the threshold into using recycled water for drinking water, and I think that’s inevitable,” he said.
“There is a public perception issue that needs to be addressed… the technology that we have with multiple treatment frames or processes for disinfecting and cleaning water. It’s just incredible.
“We are so advanced in our water treatment now including in desalination. The membranes are so fine at taking out so much out of water that the product we’re left with is so pure that we need to re mineralized it to bring it up to drinking water, and this is the same in water recycling.”
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