Are you arguing? I must conclude that you agree with me by adding Boston to New York. Dubai cannot be justified of course, but the amount of garbage they have to dispose of pales in comparison to big N. American cities AND , truth be told, Dubai's only been doing it in smaller portions for what, the last 25 years?Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
2009 Sewage Issues
During Dubai's economic boom in 2009 the city's rapid growth meant that it was stretching its existing sewage treatment infrastructure to its limits. Sewage from areas of Dubai not connected to the municipal piped network at the time was collected daily from thousands of septic tanks across the city and driven by tankers to the city's only sewage treatment plant at Al-Awir. Because of the long queues and delays, some tanker drivers resorted to illegally dumping the effluent into storm drains or behind dunes in the desert resulting in much controversy. The result of sewage dumped into storm drains was that it flowed directly into the Persian Gulf, near to the city's prime swimming beaches. Doctors warned that tourists using the beaches ran the risk of contracting serious illnesses like typhoid and hepatitis.
Dubai's municipality says that it is committed to trying to catch the culprits and has imposed fines of up to $25,000 as well as threatening to confiscate tankers if dumping persists. The municipality maintains that test results show samples of the water are "within the standard".
As of September 2009, these queues and illegal dumping are no longer reported to be a problem.
No, more like what Boston was doing until a few years ago when they put a large sewer pipe way out into the ocean. Sewage will be dispersed into the water and food chain but garbage that contains plastic, etc. will float around on the surface and can not, we hope, be eaten by sea animals.
Ah Jacques, Do you ever remember taking a test where the give you a round peg and you have to put it in one of three hole. One square, another triangular and then one round. Which hole did you try first?
What's that last paragraph for? Seems to me it fits you to a "T", by confirming what I wrote and bringing in Boston to the equation.
If it's any consolation, our city of Victoria on Vancouver Island, probably one of the prettiest cities In N. America, has been for years dumping ALL , 100% of its sewage into the straits of Georgia and Juan de Fuca, to the point of polluting the waters as far south as Port Angeles and Seattle. Scandalous.