You've seen the news reports of drugs in drinking water. A Wisconsin company might have the tools to fix the problem. McFarland based Bioionix Inc. has developed an electro chemical disinfection system which can be used to treat municipal waste water, according to CEO and President Jim Tretheway.
Waste water around the country has been shown to contain contaminants from pharmaceuticals which jeopardize the health of aquatic life and humans in drinking water. For example, residue from birth control pills can tamper with estrogen levels and lead to abnormal development in humans.
Bioionix's technology has come a long way since their founding in 2005. But Tretheway says there is no regulation against the drugs in the water so there is little incentive to change the infrastructure. He adds with budgets being strained from the federal to the municipal level, there won't be money to change treat the system. Tretheway says Bioionix's work has been gaining more interest since recent media reports brought light to the drug pollutants.
The contaminants come from people flushing medication or even from human waste that contains drugs.