Recycling Waste Water into Drinking Water

According to a report in, Irish Water may consider recycling waste water from sewage treatment plants and turn it into water which can be used for other purposes, including drinking water, to prevent future shortages. Recycled waste water is used in many countries across the world, but it is mostly used for irrigation and usually used during droughts.

Other proposals in the report by Irish Water in order to meet its objectives include the treatment of seawater by desalination, new water abstraction points, the building of new reservoirs, demand management and improvement to water treatment plants.

For more details, click here to read or download the full report.