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posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 12:05 AM
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Recycled water to be on tap after plan approved by Barnett Government


www.theau stralian.com.au

HOUSEHOLDS across Perth will soon be drinking recycled waste water.

WA will be the first state to drink recycled water when up to 35 billion litres of treated sewage is pumped into our underground supply each year under a plan to be ticked off by the Barnett Government.

The Sunday Times can reveal the Water Corporation will recommend within weeks that treated waste from showers, washing machines and toilets be re-used to drought-proof the state.

Treated sewage has been quietly injected into Perth's aquifers during a trial that ended in December. WaterCorp will advise the Government t
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posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 12:05 AM
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Jackboots across Australia, thanks for the unintelligent who voted for this ......( adjectives can not be printed ) . We have water in the Kimberley and water in the south of this state and this Govt cant be bothered bringing this to us because they want a hole in the ground called a foreshore and a stadium approx $2 billion that private enterprise will use .......What a joke. Driving along the Mitchell Freeway and the residents around Craigie will tell you the STENCH of the Sewage plant is sickening .Mr Turner water corp manager " there could be no 100 per cent guarantee, but he said the plant was designed to shut off immediately if water purity was compromised." This is wrong for this to procede as we will no doubt be infected and illnesses will occur . Who will compensate the sick people , who will pay their medical bills and where will they go with a shortage of hospital beds, drs , nurses etc ? Barnett did not tell us about this before the State election recently held, another part of the insidious AGENDA 21.

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posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 12:07 AM
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Sorry if I posted this in the wrong section Mods, if so please move to appropriate section.



posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 12:11 AM
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????? whats wrong with recycled waste water? It does get treated you know and its a common place in most industralised countries. They are called sewer works and after its been filtered It either goes back into the river or gets treated with chlorine and goes to ppls homes....

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posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 12:11 AM
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Only down under can you find yourself having to drink what comes from ..well... down under.


I hope you guys do something about that. I believe they call it grey water up here and limit it's use strictly to landscape irrigation and such.

On that happy, yummy note... I'm hopping off to bed. Yikes..



posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 12:15 AM
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I don't get it.

People waste fresh water all the time, knowing that it is a limited resource. We take long showers, flush toilets, yada yada yada. Well, what do people expect when measures then have to be taken that allow for individuals to maintain consumption rates?

Go start washing in the river, pooping behind a tree next to a bush if you're really that concerned.

I guess my point is. Get used to it... recycled water will probably become the norm across much of the world. As techniques get better, so will the water. It's kinda scary to think that we're drinking waste water, but if done correctly... I've got no problem with it. Or maybe this is just the Illuminati gearing up for population control
(conspiracy cheap shot lol)



posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 12:21 AM
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Yep - typical small minded ATS attitude from the OP equating recycling "grey water" to "jackboots".

AS if the environment isn't already under enough strain - and remember Perth is a notoriously dry part of Australia - this muppet wants to screw up the natural water supplies for hundreds of miles around rather than practicing any form of sustainability or conservatoin.

Just wait until he realises that ....drum roll....Agenda 21 is about sustainability too...that should get the NWO nuts out in force....



posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 12:21 AM
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Originally posted by retirednature
reply to post by omega man
 


I don't get it.

People waste fresh water all the time, knowing that it is a limited resource. We take long showers, flush toilets, yada yada yada. Well, what do people expect when measures then have to be taken that allow for individuals to maintain consumption rates?

Go start washing in the river, pooping behind a tree next to a bush if you're really that concerned.

I guess my point is. Get used to it... recycled water will probably become the norm across much of the world. As techniques get better, so will the water. It's kinda scary to think that we're drinking waste water, but if done correctly... I've got no problem with it. Or maybe this is just the Illuminati gearing up for population control
(conspiracy cheap shot lol)
My point being, that under the Australian Constitution all matters must be put to a public referendum, like the imposed Carbon Tax, Julia Gillard imposed after saying she wouldn't. How do we know Micro-Organisms of deadly bacteria are not going to be present? West Australians should have a vote on whether it should be mandatory? Ironically Barnett didn't mention this before the recent (March 9 2013) WA state election. To me it sounds more like the implementation of AGENDA 21. www.jeremiahproject.com...



posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 12:24 AM
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How do we know Micro-Organisms of deadly bacteria are not going to be present?



CHLORINE kills all bacteria.
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posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 12:31 AM
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I think waste water is a good idea, disgusting mind you, but still a good idea. Many people in the world do not have access to safe drinking water. This could help majorly and in many countries.


The use of recycled water for drinking, however, is less common, largely because many people are repelled by the thought of water that’s been in our toilets going to our taps. But a few countries like Singapore, Australia and Namibia, and states such as California, Virginia and New Mexico are already drinking recycled water, demonstrating that purified wastewater can be safe and clean, and help ease water shortages.

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posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 12:32 AM
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Gives new meaning to . . .

"BOTTOMS UP!"

or maybe

"WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND."

or maybe

"YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW."

or maybe

"Ask not what a good flush can do for you;
ask what your flush can do for your city."


or maybe

"L'eau de toilet by the glass."

or maybe

"GET YOUR MASSAGEd WATER HERE."

I figured this topic NEEDED a bit of bad puns comic relief.



posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 12:34 AM
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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by omega man
 

Only down under can you find yourself having to drink what comes from ..well... down under.


I hope you guys do something about that. I believe they call it grey water up here and limit it's use strictly to landscape irrigation and such.

On that happy, yummy note... I'm hopping off to bed. Yikes..


Actually, the high desert state of New Mexico . . . is familiar with drinking such water.

And, My blood dad helped construct a new water treatment facility in Phoenix decades ago. Even then, he noted that they could put sewer water through the plant and it would come out pure. They didn't, at that time, do that but the cleansing process for the normal water sources was that good.



posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 12:50 AM
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People waste fresh water all the time, knowing that it is a limited resource
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I never really understood this statement, tho i hear it all the time. How can we waste water when we live in a closed system?






On topic tho, get a home water filtration system. Chlorine may kill all the bacteria, but you may still have particulates which you would not wish to consume.



posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 01:13 AM
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Sure, it's a closed system. But it's about the volumes that are being consumed and the transfer rates between stages outlined in your image.




Americans use large quantities of water inside their homes. The average family of four can use 400 gallons of water every day, and, on average, approximately 70 percent of that water is used indoors.


7 billion, divided by 4, multiply by 400 right? Might as well call it 100 gallons a person/day.

www.epa.gov...

If the world would consume at this rate, that's 700,000,000,000 gallons of water a day! You take this away from all the lakes or fresh water sources at this rate, it will never be returned in a fashion that respects any local ecology.

It's like saying, "A" gives volume of 10v to "B" and then "B" gives it to "C", and "C" then returns it back to "A", creating your closed model. Then introducing party "D" who wants any value, lets call it 1v, but this time, "D" has to be responsible, because that "1v" can't just be given to "A". Whatever "D" has, changes the cycles, and doesn't go right back into the system. Which is a terrible thing, because that 1v is held out, while at the same time "D" takes another "1v" as time progresses, now removing 2v from the system.

It's obviously not that cut and dry, but I think that should make sense lol.


So it's either, start recycling water(achievable), lower consumption rates(achievable, but not preferred), or say "screw it" and consume resulting in the destruction of the ecology of Earth.

Sure, there's a lot of water, but there's a lot of people and a lot of waste. All of this waste can't just be tossed back into the system, unless you disregard nature. At these volumes, the disregard of nature could result in our own demise in the end. Simply put I guess.



posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 01:27 AM
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Originally posted by omega man
My point being, that under the Australian Constitution all matters must be put to a public referendum,


Care to show us exactly where that nonsense is stated in the Australian Constitution?



posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 01:29 AM
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Soylent Green anyone?

Well, if it's good enough for astronauts I'm sure it's good for the rest of them.





posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 02:03 AM
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Whilst I agree that this probably should have been mentioned before the election, I disagree with the rest of your stance. Which mirrors the stance of the Sunday Times as well, they clearly have an agenda, with a front page headline of POTTY PERTH being used, it sets a negative mindset.

Careful that you don't get caught in their rhetoric.



posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 03:26 AM
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My parents moved to Namibia just before my 10th birthday and I am, asof last week, 54 years old, we have been drinking recycled water since we got here and not one of our family or friends or the other residents of Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, have ever had any problems due to drinking/showering/bathing or cooking with this water! In actual fact if treated properly the water is often better than that from boreholes!
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posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 03:30 AM
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Technically, isn't all water recycled when you think about it? When we dispose of water it goes back into nature, and over time it will eventually make its way back to us.

Go outside and take a piss in the soil. Do you think that just magically disappears altogether? The moisture gets recycled by the earth and will eventually be water again somewhere at some point, and somebody will eventually consume that moisture. I don't see why people are complaining about this. Nature recycles everything eventually, so why can't we?

Keep in mind that without waste, vegetables and other various plants wouldn't grow. Next time you eat any kind of vegetable or even smoke/chew tobacco, remember that it was fertilized with poo. Bon appétit



posted on Mar, 18 2013 @ 03:32 AM
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How do we know Micro-Organisms of deadly bacteria are not going to be present?


The same way you know in other types of water plants, in that particular case you would probably even get better quality water since the precess starts with the presumption that the source water would kill everyone without proper treatment...
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