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Recycled Sewage Water in Pipeline


Health & Wellness  (tags: africa, water, healthconditions, habitat, environment, conservation, risks, safety, warning, health )

Kevin
- 623 days ago - simplygreen.co.za
Durban and Cape Town residents will have to start looking seriously at drinking recycled water from the local sewage works within the next few years as water supplies are running out and there is not enough time to build big new dams.



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AWAYnotHERE M. (445)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 12:42 am
They are truly furiously for this in San Diego, California, and have put the most agreesive (to my knowledge) in the United States of America.... They have tons of rain water here, don't know about those Towns!
 

Christeen Anderson (476)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 5:17 am
This is a sad situation.
 

Jules W. (61)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 6:36 am
Thanks Cal, very upsetting . Great point, Gone !!
 

Pat A. (117)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 6:41 am
Ummmmm - do people know how often they have some recycled water in their tap water in civilised countries anyway? We go through a LOT of water in the West and so some of it is cleaned and recycled - the only problems seem to be that the pill (oestrogen if I recall correctly) is somehow not removed .... Also on the Space Station water is constantly recycled - the only question I would be concerned about would be if it is done REALLY thoroughly and done so consistently or not.
 

John S. (297)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 10:05 am
Noted.
 

Yulan Lawson (156)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 12:36 pm
Oh bugger, thanks for keeping us informed, unlike the main stream news.
 

Dandelion G. (381)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 1:29 pm
We have been very foolish with our water supply al around the world. No one will have fresh water free from toxins with the rate we are messing things up.
 

Patricia H. (468)
Friday November 9, 2012, 1:28 am
noted and shared
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 5:11 pm
Noted. Thanks, Kevin.
 

faith v. (13)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 3:18 am
45 years ago I lived in London, England, along with several million other people.

At that time, every drop of water coming out of the tap had already been through at least seven pairs of human kidneys. Bottled water ruining the aquifers and lives of mountain village communities was nowhere near as universally popular as it is today, and still the Londoners thrived - as they do today in what I am sure are substantially larger numbers, meanwhile the water has traversed several more bodies without killing anybody.

It would be useful if the communities, in advance of future shortages, would get their heads round the idea that water can be recycled to a vastly higher standard than purchased bottled water.

Having investigated excellent methods in place for decades, they could then install such facilities.

The "yuck" factor is quite unnecessary - UNLESS you are trying to make a fortune draining aquifers and ruining small viable communities, using fossil fuels to manufacture uncounted numbers of plastic bottles, using more fossil fuels driving heavy lorries up and down narrow mountain roads at the rate of 400 per day - with glass bottles the loads are bulkier and the trips near doubled - if all those disadvantages are in your interests, then yes, you need the "yuck" factor.

If you are a normal human being and not an unscrupulous greedy corporation, you can live to be a hundred on tap water, easily.

If you are still in doubt, boil or filter your water. Both choices are quite adequate for you and way better for the environment.

What is REALLY "yucky"?
LA beaches, where pure sewage is poured without any treatment at all directly into the sea, right there where children go swimming. So much for spending your money wisely in civilised countries!
 

faith v. (13)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 3:24 am
In this same edition of Care2 there is a PETITION begging Congress to preserve fresh water and not crash a law which has been in place for 40 years.

Whose interests are being served by crashing this law, if not the bottled water magnates - or some factory which can't be bothered to obey laws set up for the good of everybody, not just the greedy few.

Probably the same group of greedies anyway. Oh, man!
 

Pat A. (117)
Sunday November 11, 2012, 9:54 pm
Faith - if that petition is this one

Congress: Don't Cut Funds For Clean Water Protection!

Then mercifully I have already signed it! (Phew!).
 

Melania Padilla (173)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 1:16 pm
Thanks
 
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