A growing humanity cannot survive without clean water. Even though 70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered by water, under present global circumstances, the demand/supply balance is rapidly tilting against the supply factor.
When involved in a collaborative, international health care project, it is best to set aside what you know and open your mind to how other parts of the world treat their drinking water. Take what you have learned and evaluate it to see if the processes can be applied elsewhere.
Capturing and reclaiming water, once an idea primarily of interest to environmentalists, is serious business today as municipalities’ aging water infrastructures and shrinking budgets are under stress. Combined with modern technology, these old ideas are finding new uses in commercial applications.
Cities and states continue to decide what standard — Article 12C, Title 22 and NSF 350 — will work best for its residents. Regardless of the successes that these standards have thus far enjoyed, the goal should still be to create a single, standardized platform through which industry (and the public) can better understand the requirements imposed on them, as well as the potential risks of any onsite wastewater reuse system.