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It’s Time To Drink Toilet Water

Posted by BigBalzac sur janvier 28, 2008

Recycling sewage is safe and efficient, so why aren’t we doing it?

Officials in Orange County, Calif., will attend opening ceremonies
today for the world’s largest water-purification project, among the
first « toilet-to-tap » systems in America. The Groundwater Replenishment System
is designed to take sewage water straight from bathrooms in places like
Costa Mesa, Fullerton, and Newport Beach and—after an initial cleansing
treatment—send it through $490 million worth of pipes, filters, and
tanks for purification. The water then flows into lakes in nearby
Anaheim, where it seeps through clay, sand, and rock into aquifers in
the groundwater basin. Months later, it will travel back into the homes
of half a million Orange County residents, through their kitchen taps
and showerheads. Lire le reste de cette entrée »


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