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WPBTiger
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California to add recycled sewer water to the state reservoirs
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California’s water regulation agency approved new measures Tuesday that will allow recycled water – water that once ran through the sewers – to be added to the state’s reservoirs, The San Francisco Chronicle reported.


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"This is a type of indirect potable use — it's not treated recycle water that goes directly to someone's house," said Miryam Barajas at the Water Board. "It's highly treated."


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The board is working to implement “direct potable reuse” – a process by which treated recycled water is added directly into a drinking water system.


Lambdatiger1989
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re: California to add recycled sewer water to the state reservoirs
Note to self, drink only bottled water in CA.


SabiDojo
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re: California to add recycled sewer water to the state reservoirs
Like it matters. Everyone in CA has hepatitis anyways.


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TigerGman
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re: California to add recycled sewer water to the state reservoirs
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Note to self, drink only bottled water in CA.


Most bottled water comes from Municipal water supplies...


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Bmath
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re: California to add recycled sewer water to the state reservoirs
The solution to pollution is dilution!


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re: California to add recycled sewer water to the state reservoirs
Got some bad news for ya buddy. Been lots of bad shite in the water you drink everyday


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Fa Sheaux Breaux
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re: California to add recycled sewer water to the state reservoirs
Puts a whole new meaning to talking shite.


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ksayetiger
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re: California to add recycled sewer water to the state reservoirs
This is actually a good idea. The treated water is probaby cleaner than melted snow/rain that dumps into the reservoirs now


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el Gaucho
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re: California to add recycled sewer water to the state reservoirs
Everyone who lives in California is used to the taste of poo anyway. Especially the people in San Francisco


stout
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re: California to add recycled sewer water to the state reservoirs
This is really a non issue when you read the standards used to recycle water. The water actually comes out with less contaminants than other water supply plus it is diluted into the reservoir but don't let that stop the hyperbole this thread will have.

From other articles about recycling water

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The process works by re-routing a proportion of the 1.3 billion gallons of waste water generated in Southern California each day into a three-step treatment. The first is microfiltration of the treated waste water to remove solids, oils and bacteria, before the resulting liquid goes through reverse osmosis, pushing it through a fine plastic membrane that filters out viruses and pharmaceuticals. The water is then treated with UV light to remove any remaining organic compounds, before joining the main groundwater supply, which must pass strict quality controls to meet legal standards, and distribution to households.

The OCWD says the water exceeds all state and federal drinking water standards. Safety has also been established in pioneering projects around the world. Water-insecure Singapore, previously reliant on imports, now delivers 30% of its needs through the NEWater reclamation facility.



And you're naive to think that you don't come into contact with recycled water in some way these days. It has been used in farming for a while now I believe.


ksayetiger
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re: California to add recycled sewer water to the state reservoirs
And, all water is recycled. It is called the water cycle and has been around for 5000 years (or whenever the earth was made)


Sasquatch Smash
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re: California to add recycled sewer water to the state reservoirs
Do you honestly believe the water you drink hasn't already been through someone's or something's body before?


Averytiger
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re: California to add recycled sewer water to the state reservoirs
This is why I stopped drinking water and only drink coffee now.


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Senior Sidewalker
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re: California to add recycled sewer water to the state reservoirs
This already happens everywhere. If your source water is, say the Mississippi River, how many times do you think that droplet of water has been used upstream in Iowa, Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, etc?


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Sao
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re: California to add recycled sewer water to the state reservoirs

Yeah, not seeing the issue.


stout
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re: California to add recycled sewer water to the state reservoirs
Yea I didn't even mention that because the OP is talking about direct recycling from wastewater but you're correct.


BRgetthenet
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re: California to add recycled sewer water to the state reservoirs
How can ya tell you’ve rinsed your mouth out after you’ve been tossing salad in CA?




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ksayetiger
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re: California to add recycled sewer water to the state reservoirs
On a side note, there is a beetle that lives in the sahara. Every grain of sand has passed through these beetles in the deserts history. Pretty amazing to think about.


graychef
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re: California to add recycled sewer water to the state reservoirs
Treated sewage is cleaner than rainfall. At least if it’s done right.


Wtodd
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re: California to add recycled sewer water to the state reservoirs
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Note to self, don't go to CA.

FIFY


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