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  •  From sewage to drinking water (6+ / 0-)

    I do not understand why this is so controversial. For example, St. Louis takes its water supply from the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. And guess where the treated sewage water goes from upstream?

    Maybe we shouldn't be using water to carry sewage anyways? Perhaps there is better way than using drinking water to carry away #1 and #2, plus all the other toxic stuff people pour down the drain.

    •  Composting toilets (8+ / 0-)

      Composting toilets a hit with staff

      Staff member Jeremy Gabe has researched how satisfied staff have been since they started working in the new Glen Innes building, opened in 2004 and designed on eco-friendly principles.

      Mr Gabe found that the composting toilets produced one of the highest measurements of employee satisfaction when compared with other aspects of the building.

      Seven of the 12 toilets were waterless, composting toilets which also reduced wastewater discharge. Mr Gabe told the Herald one reason they were popular was that people found they did not smell.

      "Iraq: the bravest 1% fighting for the richest 1%." ~ An Unknown Kossack.

      by Neon Vincent on Sat May 17, 2008 at 10:08:13 PM PDT

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    •  We've seen the reports about the high rates (6+ / 0-)

      of occurence of pharmaceuticals in the drinking water system.  Then you layer on just the mere thought of sewage being transformed into potable water.  But it's not really a layering is it?  Not when you consider the amount of pharmaceuticals included in the eliminated waste.  It's a package deal.

      Sleep well.  And drink something else during your mid-slumber trip to the john.

      "Go well through life"-Me (As far as I know)

      by MTmofo on Sat May 17, 2008 at 10:54:12 PM PDT

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