What if water heaters had an option to recycle their water?
That would be a pretty big deal, right?
Not if you can help it.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing that homes that use their water heatings to cool down for showering and laundry could do so with a recycling program that would recycle the water from the water heater.
But that’s not all: there are a number of environmental, safety, and privacy issues that need to be addressed.
In a draft document that was recently released, the EPA says that the goal of the recycling program is to provide “appropriate safeguards for the protection of the public health, safety and welfare,” and to provide for “effective protection of personal property.”
The proposed rule would allow homes to reuse the water in two ways: a recycling facility can reuse it for shower or laundry, or the water can be used in a pot or other vessel to cool the water down for use.
This way, there is no risk of a water heater overheating.
This recycling method is a “low-emission water heater recycling facility,” according to the EPA.
In the past, this was a big issue for water heat in the United States because water heat was a byproduct of industrial activity.
But, as the EPA’s draft rule explains, this is not the case anymore: Water heaters are no longer a by-product of human activities.
The water used to heat homes now comes from aquifers.
This water is not just used for irrigation or industrial purposes, but is used in other uses as well.
The water can also be used for industrial purposes if it’s being recycled by other methods, such as using it to heat a commercial building, or to provide water for homes.
The EPA’s proposal for a water recycling program says that this “is the preferred method for safe, low-emissions water use.”
The proposal goes on to say that water is “one of the most common contaminants in municipal water supplies” and that it can cause water quality problems in drinking water supplies and wastewater treatment.
The agency recommends that water heatmakers use the “best practices of recycling” and use “an approved water management system that meets the EPA standards.”
The EPA does not have a date set for when the rule will be finalized.
The draft rule has yet to be made public.