Turning wastewater into gold
November 27, 2007
An Arizona town has sold its treated wastewater
to a New York investment firm. The reason municipal wastewater
can be sold for cash is that Arizona restricts developers from building
unless they can prove they have a guaranteed water supply. As water recycling
becomes a larger component of American water use, recycled-water sales should become a more regular occurrence.
last revised November 2007