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It’s Time to Get Used to Drinking Recycled Wastewater

North American cities are preparing to source water from toilets and sinks

Illustration sources: cienpies/photosynthesis/Getty Images

In August 2020, a group of 50 beer lovers in Calgary—along with drinkers videoconferenced in from Edmonton and Ottawa — had a communal sip of a limited-edition brew of Village Brewery’s Blonde. This one-off was made from purified water that had only…

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Future Human is a science publication from Medium about the survival of our species. It is run by the OneZero editorial team, which also publishes stories about major forces in technology through its namesake publication and stories about gadgets on Debugger.

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Diane Peters

Diane Peters

Writer, editor, teacher and reader based in Toronto. Canada! Big on science, facts, good sentences and tennis.

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