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DragonFury
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

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Location: Adelaide, Australia

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Posted:I was just watching stuff on the morning news here in Adelaide Australia about things to do for water during the drought and they were saying places like London and New York use filtered/sanitised sewerage water for water for the homes, ie for drinking, showering water.



I was just wondering if this is true? if so does it taste different? to botteled water? does it make the water cheaper by recycling it?

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Pink...?
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Location: Over There, United Kingdom

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Posted:It is true!!

recycled water is meant to be purer that "normal" water.

Tastes perfectly fine..


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DragonFury
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

Draco Iracundia
Location: Adelaide, Australia

Total posts: 784
Posted:okay. Just curious about it. There are many ideas that they are thinking of to set up for most of the major cities over here in Australia. Most of OZ is in drought and there is no sign of it ending soon. There are a couple of politicians talking about nucleor desalination. Others talking about recycling sewerage water. My idea is just pipe the water from places like Darwin/tip of Queensland, where there is tropical climate and lots of water. The amount of water that flows out of the rivers into the ocean there is amazing.

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Dunc
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Posted:Don't most places in the world have recycled water?? confused I thought it was quite normal. All underground sewerage systems exit in filtration plants that clean the water before putting it back into the system? Or am i thinking of something different to what you mean?

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DragonFury
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

Draco Iracundia
Location: Adelaide, Australia

Total posts: 784
Posted:I'm not sure on what happens here in Adelaide, But in Darwin, the sewerage water is treated and then some is used to water football fields and fire hydrants, and the rest it pumped into creeks/mangrooves.

The system they were saying of implimenting is that the water would be treated even more, and then used for tap water in the home.


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pineapple pete
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne, Australia

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Posted:down here it gets a little treatment then pumped into the ocean at gunnatamatta beach and a few other places.

it makes the water taste funky, and there's a virus in every 50L of water.

ew

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flid
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Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom

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Posted:we obviously don;'t have enough (any) mangrooves wink

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OrangeBobo
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OrangeBobo

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Location: Guelph, ON, Canada

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Posted:Our dirty water in Halifax gets pumped into the harbour (Atlantic ocean) frown Ewwie, but they're slowly fixing that, I think smile But we also have no drought problems!

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Location: NYC, NY, USA

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Posted:Hey, if you go back far enough, it all peed out of something. wink

I don't think NYC does it, but LA might.

I do know that NYC has particularly good tap water. Ironic I guess.


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