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Recycled water

Despite the fact that 70 -75% of the earth’s surface is covered by water, hardly 1% of this is available as potable water. Hence recycling wastewater and storm water becomes more and more important as the earth’s population grows and with that the demand for potable water goes up.

All life is dependant on water and water recycling enables optimal use of the limited water resources available, besides arresting pollution of existing sources of water like rivers and lakes by the waste water discharged into them. Treating waste water from municipal, industrial and agricultural use for non-potable uses such as landscape irrigation and recharging ground water in dry and semi-arid regions is sound policy that augurs well for the environment.