Water experts want to overcome "bad factors" and re-start the debate on recycling drinking water through a report on Australia's new recycling methods.
Australia must use safe but efficient methods to ensure future water supply, they said.
But according to Sasha Payne, they acknowledge that it is a major challenge to put the public on one side.
The report of the Australian Institute of Technology Science and Engineering proposes a new method of water recovery.
It is called direct reuse of drinking water and direct recycling of domestic waste water into the drinking water distribution system.
Currently, there are several places across Australia where the treated waste water is discharged into the river before entering the drinking water reservoir, indirectly repeating the water.
Mark O'Donohue is the chief executive officer of the Australian Centre for Excellence in water recycling, which commissioned engineers to write the report.
Dr. odonojo said Australia's growing population and dry climate indicate that the challenge ahead is to find enough water for industrial, rural and household use.
"Future climate forecasts released by the weather bureau show that the climate is significantly dry across Australia.
In fact, over the past decade, there have been more than a dozen major El Nino events in Australia.
Water recycling will certainly be an integral part of Australia's need to ensure future water supply.
"The College of Technology, Science and Engineering says this is the end.
Known as the "millennium drought" last year, since there is no water emergency, it is time to investigate alternative water supply.
Stuart Khan, the lead author of the report, said that the report recommended the launch of direct drinking water reuse systems in appropriate places, which should not be of public concern.
"What I want to make sure is that we don't end up in the situation of tuwob 2006 where there is a climate cycle where you are having problems first and then you really make a big decision on running, and try to get the community with you at the same time.
"Despite years of drought, residents of Toowoomba voted strongly against the recovery of Queensland water from sewage in 2006.
Instead, they rely on water delivered from Brisbane's wivenho dam, which costs nearly $100 million more than the recycling plan.
The Toowoomba proposal is an indirect recycling program that passes highly treated water through the environmental buffer zone before being returned as part of the drinking water system.
Dr. Stuart Khan said that the preferred method of reducing direct drinking water reuse with environmental buffers is cheaper.
But he admitted it. -
People don't want to drink what they think is sewage. -
What needs to be overcome.
Dr. Khan said,
For the residents of Toowoomba who oppose the 2006 plan, dealing with indirect reuse is part of the debate.
"One of the problems is that people say 'If this water is so pure, you go through microfiltration, reverse osmosis, advanced oxidation, chlorine, and you raise this water to a very high level, then you go and put it back in a muddy reservoir where you can get the cow to the knee.
What happened here, maybe our confidence in the purity of the water and the reliability of the treatment plant is not as high as you suggested.
In fact, the research we have seen from the United States shows that people do think that there is a message there that makes more sense, that is, if we invest in these energy and money to treat this so high, Dr. Khan said: "Why do we need to get rid of everything and start over. " Research in the United States shows that as people become more familiar with the idea of reuse of water, public acceptance is increasing.
Australia is capturing a limited amount of water that, in fact, used to go into the ocean as waste water through pipes, he said.
Dr. Khan said there is a general recognition that Australia must start to re-utilize water, but alternatives for direct drinking reuse are costly for the budget and the environment.
"We can recycle it at a lower energy and cost than doing things like se water desalination.
As the seawater desalination
plant in Sydney does now, directly reuse drinking water and take water from advanced water treatment plants and pipelines that go directly into the distribution system at the bottom of the catchment, instead of piping all the way to the mountains, say, the Walla Gamba Dam in Lake vivenho, Brisbane.
It seems to me that this is inevitable and universal not only in Australia, but all over the world.
I might be talking about this outside of 60, 70, 100, but this is definitely the way all water supply systems need to go at some point.
* Millennium drought-