/ Modified nov 4, 2016 12:44 p.m.

Tucson Team Takes Prize for Wastewater-to-Beer Idea

Group will use $250,000 water innovation award to set their idea in motion.

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Making beer out of reclaimed water may sound a little unappetizing, but the idea sounded enticing to those who award the New Arizona Prize.

A group from the Pima County Southwest Water Campus won the grand prize of $250,000 at the Water Innovation Challenge. It also won the $2,500 audience choice award.

The group will build a mobile potable water treatment facility and take it to breweries around the state.

The breweries will then take part in a contest to see who can make the best beer out of the treated water.

Entrants will compete in a tournament at the WateReuse Symposium, taking place September 2017 in Phoenix.

Watch Pima County Southwest Water Campus' entry video here

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