Recycled Water From Sewers Coming to California Taps

The California Water Resources Control Board will allow treated recycled water to be added to reservoirs, the source of California municipal drinking water. The Water Board claims the water will be “highly treated.” San Diego is leading the state in infrastructure to begin carrying out a sewer-to-reservoir operation but the rest of the state likely will follow. [It is probably true that chemical treatment of sewage will kill most bacteria in sewage, but who dares to look carefully at the chemicals, including prescription drugs that have been excreted into sewer lines? Those and the chemicals used for purification might be even more deadly than the sewage. Never mind building new reservoirs to store rain water as it flows out to sea from the Sierra mountains. Let’s drink treated sewage instead!] -GEG

Water that once coursed through city sewers may soon find new life coming out of your home faucet.

New regulations approved Tuesday by the California State Water Resources Control Board allow treated recycled water to be added to reservoirs, the source of California municipal drinking water.

The regulations specify the percentage of recycled water that can be added and how long it must reside there before being treated again at a surface water treatment facility and provided as drinking water, according to the Water Board.

“This is a type of indirect potable use — it’s not treated recycle water that goes directly to someone’s house,” said Miryam Barajas at the Water Board. “It’s highly treated.”

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From a “religious” viewpoint, this is totally prohibited according to Moses. Doing this to drinking water makes it “unclean”. IOW, from a “Jewish” perspective, the water is “unKosher”. I can’t imagine that the rabbis aren’t ‘up in arms’ over this?? I can’t imagine that the rabbis aren’t totally appalled and disgusted every time they fill a glass from their tap to drink this water! How about the Christians and Muslims? There’s a reason why the Bedouins don’t use dried-out human excrement instead of dried-out sheep and goat manure to fuel their cooking fires in their daily lives: BECAUSE HUMAN EXCREMENT… Read more »

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They better watch out, using recycled might ‘offend’ the muslims. Wow! what in the world are they going to do about that? next thing you know the illegals will be leaving and their goes their voter base.