Bill Gates Drinks Water From Human Waste

Billionaire not afraid to try water created from human waste.

January 7, 2015, 12:37 PM

— -- Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates isn’t afraid to put his money where his mouth is, even when it means drinking a glass of water processed from human waste.

Through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Gates funded the creation of the Omniprocessor by the bioengineering firm Janicki Bioenergy.

The machine works by turning sewage sludge into useable electricity and drinkable water within minutes.

“The water tasted as good as any I’ve had out of a bottle,” said Gates in a written statement. “And having studied the engineering behind it, I would happily drink it every day. It’s that safe.”

The machine will be used in a pilot program in Dakar, Senegal, to see how the local community will react to it.

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