Altamonte Springs takes steps to make wastewater drinkable

Oct 31, 2018

The view from the top of Altamonte Springs’ wastewater plant is of brown water gushing into open tanks.

On the ground and a short walk away, city manager Frank Martz stood during a recent morning in a warehouse of laboratory-like gear. From a black hose, he filled a tall glass with water purified from that torrent of incoming sewage.Altamonte Springs city manager Frank Martz fills a glas with potable water produced from sewage effluent. (Kevin Spear / Orlando Sentinel)

He drank it all in unbroken slugs.

Martz is energetically optimistic that his moment of refreshment previewed the future of potable water.

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