Lubbock wants to recycle sewage to dr...

Lubbock wants to recycle sewage to drink.

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Elaine

United States

#1 Apr 14, 2014
I think this would be great for the state prisons:

Wichita Falls is so far behind on rainfall that city leaders are asking state regulators for permission to use treated toilet flushes as drinking water

The North Texas city near the Oklahoma border is about 34 inches behind on precipitation over the past three years. It's awaiting state regulatory approval of a system that would re-use wastewater, a small amount coming from flushes.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/texas/articl...

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#2 Apr 14, 2014
Elaine wrote:
I think this would be great for the state prisons:

Wichita Falls is so far behind on rainfall that city leaders are asking state regulators for permission to use treated toilet flushes as drinking water

The North Texas city near the Oklahoma border is about 34 inches behind on precipitation over the past three years. It's awaiting state regulatory approval of a system that would re-use wastewater, a small amount coming from flushes.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/texas/articl...
Do you think all the water you drink here is pristine?

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#3 Apr 14, 2014
Charles your coffee will be delicious in the prison buddy

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#4 Apr 14, 2014
Butt Buddiie wrote:
Charles your coffee will be delicious in the prison buddy
Do we really have to make this string about me... too?
girl, please

Houston, TX

#5 Apr 14, 2014
Yes.

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#6 Apr 14, 2014
Elaine wrote:
I think this would be great for the state prisons:

Wichita Falls is so far behind on rainfall that city leaders are asking state regulators for permission to use treated toilet flushes as drinking water

The North Texas city near the Oklahoma border is about 34 inches behind on precipitation over the past three years. It's awaiting state regulatory approval of a system that would re-use wastewater, a small amount coming from flushes.
contrary to popular belief something lines will get their feet special
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/texas/articl...
I mean, really... do you really think the public water supply is pure and never been peed in or shat in ever????

Really???
fubar

San Jose, CA

#7 Apr 15, 2014
There are a lot of communities recycling waste water in both dual water systems , injecting it into ground water and also as potable water. Catalina Island uses saltwater for there sewage systems. Places out in the desert use treated waste water to irrigate golf courses etc..If they can make salt water potable , then waste water is hardly a problem. It sounds bad, but the future may partially depend on it.
fubar

San Jose, CA

#8 Apr 23, 2014
Read in the paper today that Las Vegas has been recycling their waste water including toilet water for years. They treat it and pump it back into Lake Meade, for every gallon they pump back into Lake Meade, they can take a gallon out. Las Vegas gets almost all their water from Lake Meade. The city averages much less than ten inches of rain a year.
fubar

San Jose, CA

#9 Apr 23, 2014
Actually rainfall averages between 4.5 & 5 inches for Vegas annually.
Texan

Wichita, KS

#10 Apr 23, 2014
Millions of gallons for fracking gas wells, let them use the waste water for that. Red River is the lowest ever.
Lomaxx

Houston, TX

#11 Apr 23, 2014
Got no mineral rights Texan?>??> What a shame!

Gov Perry has unleashed some Texas bucks for more lakes in Texas, but they will be built in Eastern Texas so they don't dry up like the big lakes around Lubbock.
Water will sell Texas as a business(or homes) can't operate without it!
GREAT JOB RICK!
fubar

Corona, CA

#12 Apr 23, 2014
Texan wrote:
Millions of gallons for fracking gas wells, let them use the waste water for that. Red River is the lowest ever.
Agreed.
Scientist

La Porte, TX

#13 Apr 24, 2014
What is the big deal here? We are all drinking recycled waste water.

Just where do you think waste water goes?

We, here in La Porte, drink water from the Trinity river, and the San Jacinto River basin.

Dallas and every city and town and unincorporated spot on the map along the Trinity River water shed dumps their treated waste water into the Trinity river.

We eventually take that Trinity River water, treat in again and drink it and take baths in it (Well, some of you).

What Lubbock is saying is...why put our waste water in a river so the next town down-stream gets it? Lubbock wants to keep their water and use it.

Reusing waste water is the same thing that astronauts do. Think about it.
Texan

Wichita, KS

#14 Apr 24, 2014
Glad my town has its own wells. We treat the water in the septic tanks and use it to water the grass and other plants. That could be why our water tastes better. Like I said use the waste water for fracking since that is going to be polluted any way. Save the cleaner water for drinking. I'm no scientist but that seems to be the logical solution.

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