Uses And Users
Treated wastewater can be discharged to surface or groundwater bodies to:
Use of treated wastewater as an alternative water source to freshwater is attracting increasing attention worldwide. Water reuse can compensate water shortage, support supply security, save costs, protect water bodies and reduce the interference with the natural water balance. Reuse of treated wastewater can be considered a reliable water supply source for various purposes:
Drinking Water Production
Drinking or potable water is used by households for direct consumption, cooking, personal hygiene and other domestic uses.
Water covers approximately 70% of the Earth's surface. Just 2.8 % of the water is fresh while 97.2% is saline. Potable water is available in the majority of populated areas, but in many cases the water supply is not sustainable. Potential potable water sources are the following:
The concentration/presence of suspended solids, toxic chemicals and microorganisms is strictly regulated in drinking water. Maximum mineral concentrations are recommended by EU standards ensuring the supply of safe drinking water.
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