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Newly patented wastewater recycling system turns toilet water into purified drinking water

By James F. McCarty, The Plain Dealer CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — Economists and conservationists agree: fresh water in the 21st century is more valuable than gold, and for millions of people worldwide, clean, drinkable water can be more difficult to obtain than the precious ore. One visionary company in Northeast Ohio has made clean water production […]

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Tangent Company Earns a Patent for Its Direct-Potable Reuse (DPR) Water Recycling Process

Cleveland, Ohio  —Tangent Company secured US Patent No. 20140151294 A1 for direct-potable reuse (DPR) water recycling technology designed for small building scale. This water recycling technology is what propels The Tangent Watercycle™, a state-of-the-art, engineered water system that produces a perpetual supply of potable water. The patented water recycling process pulls pure water from an […]

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Smart Water Use

Water is a limited resource—and it’s time that we begin treating it that way. Maintaining the average American’s lifestyle requires about 2,000 gallons of water per person, per day, according to a National Geographic report. That’s twice the world average water use. The surprising fact is, only 5 percent of that runs through our taps, […]

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Who Owns Water?

The question seems simple enough. But why are our water rights so difficult to understand? Let’s peel back some of layers of this complex issue. Who owns water? Can we demand that highly purified water be delivered to our doorsteps—is that our right? Do we “own” the water on our properties from rivers, streams and […]

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Where Does All the Water Go?

Today’s water disposal methods require a sustainable evolution.   When you flush the toilet, the water inside seems to disappear—it goes “down there,” wherever that is, and out of your home. When you shut off the shower, and the last pools of water in the tub seep down the drain, you dry off and move on […]

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Quality Control: How We Share Water

Consider this water quality fact: The water that pours from your tap is not fresh by definition, in the sense of “not previously used” or “new.” In fact, it’s someone else’s used water. Perhaps the water is new to you, but it could have been used in a dozen or more homes before yours. Your […]

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