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Old 06-17-2024, 08:46 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Small, private wells & septic systems don't waste water. Waste water enters the septic tank and then is filtered thru the soil returning it from whence it came. It's a cycle.
Ideally yes, but...

"Septic tank systems are the largest of all contributors of wastewater to the ground and are the most frequently reported sources of groundwater contamination in the United States."

--Galveston Co. (TX)

Domestic private wells have to be monitored by homeowners. As many as 1 in 5 domestic wells in the US were found to have high levels of certain contaminants.
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Old 06-18-2024, 06:58 AM
 
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I'm hoping the news of Mexico City may provide a wake-up call.
We have a hard time learning from others especially Mexico City. I’ve never heard someone say I’m not moving to California because of water but frequently hear I hate humidity so the desert sw is for me.

I’m not a fan of more government but this situation seems to cry out for some action. Why is California not building plants to make ocean water drinkable? Is that not the next best step to take on the margin?
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Old 06-18-2024, 07:48 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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Why not?

Short answer-- "environmentalists" who are idealistic but very short on knowledge, wisdom and the ability to think critically, and the devious politicians who pander to them.
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https://www.google.com/search?q=envi...-wiz-serp#ip=1
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Old 06-18-2024, 10:01 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Why not?

Short answer-- "environmentalists" who are idealistic but very short on knowledge, wisdom and the ability to think critically, and the devious politicians who pander to them.
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So you're on politician Gavin Newsom's side, who backed the desalination plant. Got it.
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Old 06-18-2024, 04:42 PM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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Yes. It only took him (them) 20 yrs to realize he (they). was wrong all this time. When will he catch on about alternative energy vs fossil fuel use?
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Old 06-20-2024, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Old, true saying: Water will Always rise to $$!

Orange County is the leader in recycling sewage water, it served 2.3 million in Orange County. They advertise: Only put Pee, Poop and Tissues in your toilet!

Gov't leaders from around the World travel to Orange County to study their system!

We could do that in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Tucson. But these plants are very, very expensive to build.

Move to where there's water with Climate Change going on???? Bogota, Colombia, usually wet, experienced their first drought with water rationing for the first time ever.
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Old 06-20-2024, 03:27 PM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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Bogata-- not enough water or too many people for the water supply? Bogata's population has doubled from 5.5M in 1995 to 11M in 2023, less than 30 yrs. It ain't the drough t. That only pointed out they have too !title reserve now. https://www.macrotrends.net/global-m...oogle_vignette

Water /sewage can be purified and recycled by artificially built wetlands-- cheaper than the chemica/mechanical plants in common use...I don't know if they can be scaled up to handle the load for large cities. https://www.epa.gov/waterreuse/water...ased-solutions
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Old 06-25-2024, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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We built a canal across Panama, and Egypt. We can do the same to bring salt water into desert areas for desalination. Waste brine can be mixed with the treated wastewater so that it matches ocean salinity levels. All it takes is money and determination to get the job done.
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Old Today, 10:15 AM
 
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Makes sense toe have at it California, you are rich and need to provide water for residents and ah use
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