France wants to triple their water reuse by 2025

France wants to triple their water reuse by 2025

4th July 2019 news 0
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The French government has decided to take action due to the lower flow of rivers as a result of climate change. A report was released after months of discussion with local authorities and utilities. The report stated that France wants to reduce water consumption by 10% in five years and 25% in 15 years.

One part of this report outlined the aim to increase water reuse. By 2025, the government wants to triple the use of rainwater and recycled wastewater for non-potable purposes, such as watering plants and flushing toilets. France currently only reuses about 1% of its wastewater, which is much lower than neighbouring countries Spain and Italy, which reuse around 10%.

Find out more about the report here.

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