California residents can now enjoy a nice, cool, refreshing glass of treated sewer water.
Yes, you read that right.
The state is the first in the U.S. to allow people to drink recycled wastewater. Of course, the water goes through several purification processes before it can be used as drinking water, and while it may seem strange to others, the concept is nothing new.
The idea of consuming recycled sewer water statewide came about in California in 2016, however, the state has allowed the consumption of purified sewer water to go on indirectly years before that by permitting water utilities to add treated wastewater to reservoirs and groundwater.
Of course you have to wonder how the current sewer system is doing. Would it be a good idea to do a complete sewer replacement before anything happens? Time will tell.
Why is Drinking Recycled Sewer Water a Good Thing?
Those who may not live in the state of California may be wondering why this is even happening in the first place. The reason is because California’s population is increasing rapidly, and it is expected to reach 50 million by the year 2050. The state is also starting to become much hotter and drier than it was in the past. As a result, the state official hope to ensure that there is enough clean drinking water for all by using recycled water.
When Does This Change Officially Take Place?
The idea for “direct potable reuse” of wastewater is not statewide yet, however people in the Southern California area are already drinking treated wastewater. Locations such as Orange County, Los Angeles and the Chino Basin have blended wastewater with their groundwater for several years now to conserve it.
San Diego approved plans to turn their sewage water into drinking water back in 2014. The decision to do so helped the residents and business owners avoid the negative effects of the ongoing drought and the high price of bottled water. Their process involves sending sewer water through a filtration system that kills off any contaminants that may be present.
Get Help with Your Residential Sewer Needs with Thistle Plumbing
While they may not be experts when it comes to converting sewage into safe and healthy drinking water, the professionals who work for Thistle Plumbing in Pasadena know a lot about sewer cleaning, inspection, and repair.
If you have an issue with your sewer line and it needs repair, the experts at Thistle Plumbing can provide their convenient trenchless sewer replacement services. This innovative type of sewer line replacement helps you avoid the hassle of having a new trench dug into your yard, ruining your lawn, and costing you a fortune.
Understanding the Basics of Trenchless Sewer Replacement
Instead the team uses a pipe liner that is a flexible tube which is coated with resin. The tube is blown or pulled into the damaged sewer pipe and then inflated, filling in all the holes and damaged areas. The lining will reduce the diameter of the pipe that connects your home to the main sewer line. However, it doesn’t affect your ability to effectively remove waste from your home.
So even though they may not be able to help you with figuring out how to convert your wastewater into a pure and clean glass of drinking water, the qualified team at Thistle Plumbing in Pasadena can lend a helping hand when your sewer line needs immediate assistance.
Get in touch with them today to learn more about the many plumbing and sewer services that they have available. Call (626) 551-4722 for a Free Estimate.