Plants in place to turn sewage into potable water

A REPORT released by the World Health Organization (WHO) showed that half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas by 2025 and reuse of wastewater will become one of the important strategies in increasing water resources availability.
As Malaysia depends heavily on catchment water, our water resources are especially vulnerable to weather variability.
Most people are sceptical about drinking water recycled from sewage. However, recycling sewage into drinking water has been long practised in other countries, including Singapore which started its sewage reclamation project in the early 2000s. Singapore now has five sewage reclamation plants producing more than 750,000 cubic metres of treated water per day.
This is sufficient for 40% of its current water demand.
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