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How is Wastewater Recycled?


I was alerted to a TED-Ed video lesson in my YouTube subscription this morning. The lesson is entitled How the water you flush becomes the water you drink. The lesson’s title implies that it is about how wastewater is cleaned and then put back into water cycles where we will eventually drink the water again. 

This lesson will introduce viewers to the three types of wastewater, and how they are treated. The video contains two key terms: direct potable reuse The following are some examples of how to get started: indirect potable reuse The differences between them. You can view the lesson embedded below or on YouTube. You can find the full lesson, including questions and resources on the TED website.

More resources and lessons on the water cycle are available here:
  • Virtual Field Trip and Timelapse – The Great Salt Lake
  • How many people does it take to make a cup of coffee?
  • The Water Cycle: A Few Lessons

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