Water treatment plants in Australia can’t treat the water that comes from sewage, waste or agricultural land.
Instead, the plant will treat the runoff and disinfect it with disinfectant chemicals, or it will add an acid to remove the harmful contaminants.
These technologies have been around for years, but only now are they being adopted in the United States, where cities are becoming increasingly reliant on them.
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