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    Default O.C. sewage will soon be drinking water



    The facility can transform 70 million gallons of treated sewage into drinking water every day. It cost about $490 million and awaits state approval expected this month.

    As a hedge against water shortages and population growth, Orange County has begun operating the world's largest, most modern reclamation plant -- a facility that can turn 70 million gallons of treated sewage into drinking water every day.

    The new purification system at the Orange County Water District headquarters in Fountain Valley cost about $490 million and comprises a labyrinth of pipes, filters, holding tanks and pumps across 20 acres.

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    While this is a great idea, no way am I willingly drinking that stuff.
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    Just think...you could brew cat poo coffee with this water! Yummy!!!
    A little more volume in the headphones please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InTheBeginning View Post
    Just think...you could brew cat poo coffee with this water! Yummy!!!
    lol. yuuummmmm.

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    Gross. I'll never live there.
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    Man, they really do think their shit doesn't stink, don't they?

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    Wonder if they plan on bottling it and selling under the "Derrier" brand name?

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    A lot of municipalities do this. They are not doing anything new. Glad I live in the country however and do not have to worry about it.

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    in another thread we were talking about technologies and processes that have found their way into our daily lives from the space program. This is a fantastic example. Astronauts have been drinking their pee for decades.

    It isn't anything new. ALL the water we drink, be it expensive spring water, or tap water, has had pee in it somewhere down the line. mammal pee, fish pee, human pee...it's all in there. It gets filtered and treated and then we drink it and pee it back out to start the whole cycle.

    you may not like to read about it, but it happens. Kind of like people taking a dump at work, and then making your hamburger without washing their hands. It's nothing we like to think about it...but it happens. Except in the case of the pee water, that's actually been cleaned and treated. The poop burger...not so much.

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    So, somebody at the Orange County Water District was watching the "2 Girls, 1 Cup" video and said "Hey! That gives me an idea!" ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    Wonder if they plan on bottling it and selling under the "Derrier" brand name?


    LMAO
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig View Post
    So, somebody at the Orange County Water District was watching the "2 Girls, 1 Cup" video and said "Hey! That gives me an idea!" ?
    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAH!!

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    Chemicals and filtration can do amazing things. We bought a house with a pool that had not been used in a few years. When my hubby lifted the cover off of it, the water was black and smelled like raw sewage. It was so bad I was gagging and almost threw up. In two days with the appropriate chemicals, it was crystal clear and we were swimming in it with no ill effects. It taught me a whole lot and was pretty amazing.

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    Anyone with a septic tank/leach field and well water is essentially doing that anyways, aren't they? Look Ma - no chemicals!

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    I just glad we have California to try all these new ideas. If they work and people don't die, then the rest of us can try it!

 

 

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