Water companies are considering system to turn sewage into drinking water

  • 03.09.2022
  • The Independent

Water companies are considering a system that turns sewage into drinking water for households in a bid to tackle future water shortages.

The Environment Agency chief executive Sir James Bevan said people will need to be “less squeamish” about where the UK’s drinking water comes from as he suggested companies will need to use recycled wastewater will make it easier to solve droughts by reducing dependence on water taken from rivers and reservoirs.