Oregon to Make Beer out of Sewage
They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
I guess in Oregon, when life gives you poop water, you make beer.
According to Oregon Public Broadcasting, a water treatment plant in Oregon came up with a new method to purify sewage water to to make it safe to drink, and they want to give it to a group of home brewers so they can turn it into beer.
Oregon's Environmental Quality Commission gave the plant, Clean Water Services, the green light to use recycled sewage for brewing beer.
Their plan is to give the treated water to Oregon Brew Crew, who would make small batches of beer to be served at events – not sold in bars or restaurants.
Oregon Public Broadcasting notes that there are still a few hoops to jump through:
"But no one’s raising a pint of sewer water beer just yet. The utility still needs additional state approval for an amended recycled water reuse plan before the brews are cleared for drinking."
Earlier this year, Bill Gates brought interest to the topic of recycling waste water when he appeared on Jimmy Fallon to talk about his foundation‘s new invention that turns sewage into drinking water and he and Fallon drank "poop water".