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‘Toilet-To-Tap’ Water Purification Coming

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‘Toilet-To-Tap’ Water Purification Coming To South Bay

ALVISO (KPIX 5) – The source for Santa Clara County’s newest, cleanest and virtually

limitless water is the new $68 million sewage treatment plant near Alviso, but the ultra

clean water won’t be going into homes due to the stigma regarding recycled water.

The new Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center will open this fall, but due to

public perceptions, the water from the plant will be diverted for use in fire hydrants,

landscaping and electrical fountains instead of homes

“It takes a long time to educate folks and grasp this concept that this water can be

purified to a level that’s cleaner than what we are already drinking,” said Marty Grimes of

the Santa Clara Valley Water District. “The reality is that we are able to produce water

that is cleaner than all of our other water sources.”

The plant will produce 8 million gallons of water a day, using a three-step process of

microfiltration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet light – which zaps away impurities.

Fresh water is expensive and in short supply during drought years, so this water may some

day be a resource that people want to tap.

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/07/22/toilet-to-tap-water-purification-coming-to-south-bay/
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What are they talking about, this happens in Europe for years. Americans, always like to make simple things to sound something out of this planet, things that are so common in other parts of the world.

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Actually here in the USA, these sewage to water system services are not rare either. Living in Buffalo Kansas I found this out, my own grandparent worked there for a few years.

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The problem actually is the existence of flush toilets.

They are easily replaced with things that do not waste precious drinkable water on moving fecal matter.

Fecal matter is also useful - but in a country of fecophobes it is a taboo subject.

So instead we simply throw away the most precious thing we will ever have...

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Composting toilets would save water, compact desalination units can add freshwater.

It seems odd in places where there is plenty of water, but the world may face war over water in the future.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_conflict

As for the fecal matter being useful - there's a sweet topic for a romantic dinner conversation - latest discoveries even suggest

that intestinal flora of sick people can benefit from a feces transplantation of their healthy fellow men.

So, never mind a certain odor that comes with food processed by Omnivores; unknowingly, you've been harboring a goldmine. :)

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people have been making this type of treatment system for ages...it had just recently had added to it some new technology... and it ups the efficiency so to speak

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Guess who is most worried.......of course Purifier makers. It's time for all Purifiers makers to pack their bags. Ha ha ha :lol:

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