Monday, November 26, 2007

California towns begin turning toilet sewage into drinking water

Oh good.

Flush a toilet in west Lathrop, and that wastewater - once it's treated - might irrigate a new neighborhood park or schoolyard.

How about I go piss on the swingset at the park and we can cut out the middle man?

Officials across the state are searching for new uses for old water, thus saving the best and cleanest water for your tap.

Do people still drink tap water?

About 500,000 acre-feet of wastewater is recycled each year in California, enough to flood more than half of San Joaquin County one foot deep.

That's a lot of water. Let's get back to that whole drinking out of the toilet thing though.

Lathrop's wastewater is treated, of course, before being piped to parks and schoolyards.

Oh of course, anything less would be crazy wouldn't it. I mean, why would anyone scrimp on the whole water treatment thing, you know, aside from the fact it would probably save someone who already has all the money in the world even more.

"It's very clean water. It comes pretty close to meeting drinking-water standards," said Cary Keaton, the city's director of public works.

Pretty close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. I don't want to chug a glass of water with a piece of shit floating in it and say, "well, that was close to not giving me E. coli and making me vomit uncontrollably."

While everyone seems to think recycling water is important, officials are working on standards to make sure contaminants remaining in treated wastewater don't cause more harm than good.

Countdown to someone dropping the ball on this one in 3,2...

2 Comments:

Blogger f.b.i.t.c. said...

Even more reason to drink beer instead . . . . . . . . .

November 27, 2007 12:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just how long should we wait until
the people of California start falling over from this idea...start pissing on the brush fires

November 27, 2007 7:46 AM  

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