Toilet-to-Tap: Babcock Labs Sponsors CUC Breakfast on Recycled Water


Babcock Laboratories, Inc. is the sponsor of this month’s University of California, Riverside (UCR) Citizens University Committee (CUC) Breakfast. At the event, UCR Ph.D. Candidate Daniel Harmon will give a presentation on his research concerning recycled water and public opinion.

When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
from 7:15am - 8:30am (program at 7:30)
Where: UCR Alumni & Visitor Center
3701 Canyon Crest Drive, Riverside
Details: $19 (member) $23 (non-member)
includes deluxe breakfast buffet and free parking
RSVP deadline: October 17, 2018

More Information from CUC:

Did you know that 30 million gallons a day of recycled waste water are delivered to the taps of Orange County residents? Should you think twice the next time you are using a drinking fountain at South Coast Plaza or enjoying a fine ocean front dinner in Newport Beach? Or, are you in for a tasty treat?

The term “toilet‐to‐tap” hardly sounds appetizing. But in fact, the technology is way ahead of the marketing. Led by Ph.D. candidate Daniel Harmon, UCR researchers studied how recycled water tasted compared to leading brands of bottled water and ordinary tap water. The results, published recently in the journal Appetite, may surprise you.

In reality, the process that water goes through before it is commercially bottled is very similar to the recycled water process. As California’s population continues to grow and with droughts occurring more often, recycled water will likely become a greater component of our water supply. At the October 24th CUC breakfast, Daniel Harmon will present his taste test findings, including how results surprisingly differed between men and women. Make your plans to join us!

Daniel Harmon is a Ph.D. candidate in the UCR Department of Psychology. He received his BA in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz. Harmon studies how people learn scientific information, the sociocultural and personal factors that influence that learning, and people's motivations for adopting environmentally sustainable behaviors.


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