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From pipe to pint: This eco-beer is brewed from the water that goes down your sink

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🗞️ Driving the news: A San Francisco brewery, Devil’s Canyon, collaborates with clean tech start-up Epic Cleantec to create 'Epic OneWater Brew,' a beer produced using recycled greywater from showers, laundry, and bathroom sinks in a local apartment block

🔭 The context: In a future where water is scarce, the project has addressed the concern of beer production's high water consumption by treating “greywater”, wastewater excluding toilet water, with a water treatment unit  installed in a San Francisco apartment building
• The project aims to challenge the perception of recycled water and raise awareness about utilizing unconventional water sources

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The initiative highlights the potential of recycled water as a sustainable solution for water scarcity and underscores the public's readiness for recycled water and its viability in various applications, including beer production

⏭️ What's Next: Embracing recycled water sources, as demonstrated by the 'Epic OneWater Brew' project, challenges initial perceptions and shows that the public is more ready for recycled water than believed

💬 One Quote: "It tastes like a nice, crisp, Kölsch style ale. You'd have no idea the source of the water. It's just nice, pristine drinking water, and it's a fantastic beer, and I'm gonna drink another sip" (Aaron Tartakovsky, CEO of Epic Cleantec)

📈 One Stat: It takes around seven gallons of water to produce one gallon of beer, emphasizing the importance of sustainable water use in brewing

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