Some of us drink recycled urine and don’t even know it

A new technology that filters wastewater into clean, (“drinkable”) tap water, is currently in use in Orange County California. It’s call the Groundwater Replenishment System, or GWRS, and it currently turns 90,000 gallons of wastewater into 75,000 gallons of recycled tap water, daily. This system may need to expand to other parts of the southwest in the near future, as drought becomes more rampant. While it is a positive move for the environment, I’m not so sure people would want to knowingly drink filtered sewage…

However, if you drink bottled spring water, there’s a chance that you may already be consuming a small (most would say negligible) percentage of feces with every sip, as fecal coliforms have been found in bottled water. Or, if you’re an astronaut, you may already be familiar with a similar water purification technology that allows astronauts to survive in space for longer periods of time.

We’d like to know where our readers stand on this issue: how do you feel about drinking recycled pee? Perhaps if you live in the southwest, a home water filter would make you a bit more comfortable with the idea…

Buyer’s Guide: Shower Water Filters

Sprite multi position shower falls shower water filterWe just wanted to briefly announce the publication of one of our new buyer’s guides. If you’ve been wondering how to go about buying a shower water filter, look no further!

This guide lists many of our most popular shower filters made by Sprite, AquaPure, Rainshow’r and Culligan. Shower filters typically reduce chlorine, which is very important, as prolonged, daily exposure to this chemical often happens in the steamy shower environment and has been known to cause numerous respiratory ailments, including asthma. Owning a shower water filter can help greatly improve your health. It is just one of several home water filters you may want to consider. For more on this, check out our article, “The Advantages of Shower Water Filters.”

If you have any questions about the air and water filtration products we carry, please don’t hesitate to contact our air and water filter experts at 1.866.438.3458, or visit our water quality forums, online.