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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2017 12:50 p.m. PST

… your table.

""It's going to be kind of noisy—and very smelly," Laura Anhalt warns, laughing, as we enter our first building at the primary wastewater treatment plant in Modesto, California. She's right: The funk of processed sewage hits quickly.

Inside, a conveyor rake scrapes crumbling, sodden paper up out of a vat of water. Nearby, a large metal mouth swallows the paper pieces and feeds them through a compactor that extrudes a solid hunk of waste nearly as wide around as a human torso. Separating out the solids—unappetizing as it smells—is the first step in cleaning the water that Modesto residents wash down their sinks and flush down their toilets every day…"
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goragrad13 May 2017 7:23 p.m. PST

Gray water for irrigation is natural nutrients.

Considering that in Asia the entire effluent is used for rice production and that in numerous countries the barnyard fertilizer is spread on the fields…

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2017 7:51 p.m. PST

Exactly. I thought that's how most produce was grown already.

Young urbanites think that clean potable water should be used for irrigation and then complain that there isn't enough potable water for most humans on the planet. Such idiots.


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