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Recycling Water by the Average Joe's
Transcript of Recycling Water by the Average Joe's
Reuse: We need to adopt the habit of reusing products. Don't just throw an item away, instead, why not see if a friend, relative, or charity can make use of the item.
Recycle: We need to be able to identify old products which could be made into something new. The three R's to recycling Brief History of Recycling Britain (1920s)
World War II (1940s)
Lack or resources
Clean Water Act Recycling Recycling Water Statistics Benefits of Recycling Water Recycled water is most commonly used for non potable (not for drinking) purposes, such as agriculture, landscape, public parks, and golf course irrigation. Benefits in the environment Recycling water on site or nearby reduces the energy needed to move water longer distances or pump water from deep within an aquifer. Future of Water Recycling Sources http://www.clean-energy-ideas.com/energy_definitions/definition_of_recycling.html
http://www.recyclingcenters.org/history_of_recycling.php Ways you can recycle water Simple Water Recycling
Sharing the shower or saving bathwater for a pet's bath
Using the water that drains from one houseplant to water the next Treated Water Recycling
A home water filtration system will purify tap water for drinking Recycling in the Field
Go backpacking, hiking, or other outdoor activities Wetlands in a Box Almost 60% of the continental U.S. is now living through drought conditions, and half of all counties have been declared disaster areas.
The Water Reuse Association estimates that only 7% of municipalities across the country recycle waste water—and that figure includes water reused for agriculture and golf courses.
Raw sewage is 99.9% water
San Diego is already drinking recycled water because it imports 85% of its water from Northern California and the Colorado River, into which upstream communities like Las Vegas discharge waste water that is later treated for drinking purposes
Orange County's Groundwater Replenishment System, which opened in 2008, produces over 70 million gallons of water every day Drinking recycled waste water is a relatively cheap and effective means of obtaining a lot of water. If all the waste water that was dumped into waterways or the ocean were recycled instead, the U.S. would increase its water supply by as much as 27% NASA has a Plan Living Machine Small Scale Projects By the