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Homebrewers competing to turn wastewater into beer


In July, the WateReuse Association, challenged Florida homebrewers to turn recycled wastewater into great tasting beer. More than 100 homebrewers from the Tampa area accepted the challenge and on September 10, two dozen certified beer tasters will determine whose homebrew best turned “yuck into yum”

The water used in the contest was wastewater from homes and small businesses in the Tampa area. The WaterReuse Association– along with TetraTech, Xylem and GE, used multiple advanced technologies to purify the water to make it safe for drinking. The recycled water was tested to ensure it met stringent water quality standards and, according to the WateReuse Association, it is cleaner than most bottled water.

The WateReuse Association  says water reuse helps communities provide a safe, reliable, locally-controlled supply of water, which protects the environment, sustains a robust economy and ensures a high quality of life. To meet the growing demand for water amid shrinking supplies, more and more communities are reusing water for a variety of purposes.

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For more information, visit: watereuse.org.


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