reply to post by Sphota
Makes you start to wonder if humans are actually capable of learning at all really.
It all appears very monkey see monkey do.
We had a local council out Ipswich way, I think( West of Brisbane) which went ahead and built a massive reed bed system.
Basically all your toilet water was pumped underground (pretty sure solids were filtered and solar dried) the water would go through several layers of
pebble and rock then through earth.
There are different types of water plants which did the final filtering. After testing they found this water to be almost cleaner than that which was
flowing into drinking taps, and they created a wetland which was self sustaining.
Made sense to me.
That's a lot of water wasted right there all goes down the toilet.
Smaller versions of these you could do in your own back yards, pump out your grey water instead, still works the same, shower water sink water (not
kitchen) washing water etc.
Suburbs didn't like grey water systems in the neighbourhood (they can smell but the plants love it), even water tanks weren't allowed in most
suburban sprawls, until later, until the water got low. Then it was government funding this government funding that, insulation this insulation that,
which got crucified because it wasn't 'regulated' properly(like we need more of that!),
Before our great Qld flood, which incidentally NSW and ACT have had a couple themselves, ending a very long drought, they kicked off the build of a
de-salinisation plant (sorry for the spelling), last I heard that is now sitting unused, they no longer need to extra water at the moment.
Hmmm...millions of dollars stagnating off the coast at Tweed.
If you rely on others to fix the problem I think you risk becoming the collateral damage from others doing nothing.
Humans without water = death, simple fact.
There's no amount of fear mongering (as another posted said) that could excuse not worrying about this issue.