Wastewater Treatment

This is going to be a short post today because this very cool story about using treated wastewater for beer has been popping up. I think you should read it and I think you should be interested in it.

Brewing, as an activity, produces close to five times the wastewater per product. Or: nearly 5 gallons of water to produce 1 gallon of beer (roughly). We need ways to reuse this water for human consumption and beer is a hell of a good way to convince people that this is not only potable and sustainable, but a damn good idea.

2 thoughts on “Wastewater Treatment”

  1. While I am in favor of high quality water treatment, I am concerned about the food industry’s interest in making water a for-profit enterprise. So, while this is very cool and needs to be done, the political-economic vs human right to clean drinking water needs to be closely watched and efforts made to prevent the privatization of drinking water.

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