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Facing droughts, breweries across the western United States are pivoting from tap water to recycled wastewater in their brews.

July 25, 2023

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Facing droughts, breweries across the western United States are pivoting from tap water to recycled wastewater in their brews.

The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company in California is taking an out of this world approach to recycle its wastewater by using the same technology that NASA astronauts use.

Speaking to the New York times, several breweries have noted that recycled wastewater tends to be cleaner than tap water available on site. This claim has been backed up by environmental engineers and Stanford professor William Mitch published a study showing that wastewater recycling using reverse osmosis produced water as clean as groundwater and sometimes even cleaner than that.

Last month, NASA reported that, on the International Space Station, scientists have successfully recycled 90% of their wastewater for the first time.

Attempting to ease the introduction to customers, brewers have also noted that the wastewater tastes just like normal tap water.

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