Durban, South Africa: Toilet water can be purified
11 April 2012
Daily News - 10 April 2012
Yuck! This is the response in most instances to the proposal to recycle water from sewage effluent.
But experts warn that there are already substances in our water supply that might draw similar reaction – and we drink it anyway.
Durban plans to become the first South African city to purify and recycle sewage into quality tap water. The plan involves producing about 12 percent of the city’s tap water supply from recycled sewage effluent – mainly in the northern suburbs and townships.