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Ireland Dubliners could be drinking recycled sewage water in the future

15:21  10 november  2017
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(An astonishing 86 percent of water used for agriculture in Israel comes from recycled , treated sewage .) In Singapore, recycled water makes up more than 30 percent of supply. "But if I could predict the future ," he said, shrugging.

But it could , if the public reaction to Thames Water 's proposal to recycle its sewage water goes their way. "It's all about making sure there is enough water to go around, now and in the future ," says Simon Evans, spokesman for the water company.

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Recycled sewage water could be drunk by Dubliners in the coming years, a new report shows.

Irish Water plans to find ways to stop shortages across the capital and recycling wastewater is one of the options.

A report outlines options for providing clean and safe water over the next 25 years, the Irish Independent reports.

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Some sources across the capital are already under pressure, with the Greater Dublin Area envisaged to be the area with the biggest problems in the country.

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The future of substantial grey water recycling may actually be in small local community plants. As a result of sewage , the water in many countries is not safe for bathing or fishing. Some of this can be recycled in gardens.

Perth households could soon be drinking recycled sewage after health regulators gave Water Corporation the all-clear to start production at a landmark aquifer “recharge” plant. New competitionBillionaire magnate tipped to announce rugby future .

Other options being considered include building reservoirs, new abstraction points, treating sea water (desalination) and demand management.

Countries that use recycled wastewater include Australia, parts of the US, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

A previous report warned that there will be a "continued strain" on existing supplies to meet demand, and that climate change will also affect supply.

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Irish Water will begin issuing refunds from today .
Almost one million people are due a refundPresident Higgins signed the Water Services Bill into law at the weekend after several delays in passing the bill.

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