A brewery in drought-stricken California is turning to recycled wastewater in an effort to spare the state’s dwindling water supply. Half Moon Bay Brewing Company is testing brews made with recycled wastewater from nearby NASA, which treats water to mimic systems used on the International Space Station, according to an article from The Malay Mail.
It can reportedly take five pints of water to make one pint of beer, a ratio that doesn’t favor a state that’s been battling drought for years – and seeking solutions. To slake its residents’ thirst, Orange County, California is returning recycled wastewater to the groundwater supply, according to the article. Current regulations reportedly prohibit Half Moon Bay Brewing Company from selling its recycled water beer, but the brewery’s owner expects that ban will eventually lift.
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