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Can Fit-for-Purpose Water Reuse Help Our Water Shortages?

Experts are calling for implementation of water management programs that encourage a "one water" culture, in which all available water is renewable.

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The amount of water withdrawn in the U.S. averages between 20 and 40 percent of all available renewable water, pointing to an uncertain future for the availability of safe and reliable water resources. Experts are saying that water management programs should be implemented that encourage a "one water" culture, in which all available water is renewable. A key step, known as fit-for-purpose water reuse, involves treating "used" water to a quality acceptable for the intended reuse, from irrigation to laundry. (Water Online)

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