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    Recycled Water From Sewers Approved For California Taps

    Water that once coursed through city sewers may soon find new life coming out of your home faucet.
    New regulations approved Tuesday by the California State Water Resources Control Board allow treated recycled water to be added to reservoirs, the source of California municipal drinking water.
    The regulations specify the percentage of recycled water that can be added and how long it must reside there before being treated again at a surface water treatment facility and provided as drinking water, according to the Water Board.

    More at: https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/artic...a-12735732.php
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    Napa Valley wine is $#@!-tier for a reason.

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    I have to wonder how they will get all the drugs people have been taking and excreted, from ending up back in the drinking water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raginfridus View Post
    Napa Valley wine is $#@!-tier for a reason.
    What??

    Have you been to the sierras or Nor cal?

    Probably some of the best water in the US...

    I'm not huge into wine, but I always thought Napa Valley was rated pretty high.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.3D View Post
    I have to wonder how they will get all the drugs people have been taking and excreted, from ending up back in the drinking water.
    Who says they want to? That may be the purpose for this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.3D View Post
    I have to wonder how they will get all the drugs people have been taking and excreted, from ending up back in the drinking water.
    That was my first thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannno View Post
    What??

    Have you been to the sierras or Nor cal?

    Probably some of the best water in the US...

    I'm not huge into wine, but I always thought Napa Valley was rated pretty high.
    No, I haven't actually. I've been to Monteray and some site seeing in Cali, that's about it. I thought all their water was "reclaimed".

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    Enjoy your CalWater.



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    Unless you are getting your water from a mountain lake which gets it from snow or rain, you are probably drinking water which has been processed from sewage someplace along the line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Unless you are getting your water from a mountain lake which gets it from snow or rain, you are probably drinking water which has been processed from sewage someplace along the line.
    Thank you, Watson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Unless you are getting your water from a mountain lake which gets it from snow or rain, you are probably drinking water which has been processed from sewage someplace along the line.
    Not so, $#@! and piss cannot permeate aquifers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raginfridus View Post
    Not so, $#@! and piss cannot permeate aquifers.
    Really?

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    More than half of Kewaunee County wells studied contain fecal microbes

    LUXEMBURG — Up to 60 percent of sampled wells in a Kewaunee County study contained fecal microbes, many of which are capable of making people and calves sick, a new scientific study has found.

    The microorganisms included Cryptosporidium, a parasite that comes from both people and animals. Researchers estimated Crypto in drinking water is likely infecting 140 of the county’s 20,000 residents each year.

    More than 200 people gathered last week at the Expo Hall at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds to hear the latest results of a study into the source of viruses, bacteria and parasites in their private well water, and what, if anything, they can do to protect their health.

    Kewaunee County, where cattle outnumber people nearly 5 to 1, has become a focal point in Wisconsin over whether local, state and federal governments adequately protect drinking water from manure from dairy farms, especially in areas of fractured bedrock, which is common in northeastern Wisconsin. The latest results show an even higher percentage of well contamination than earlier rounds of testing, which had found that about one-third of tested wells were polluted.

    According to the study, financed in part by the state Department of Natural Resources, the source of the contamination is both bovine and human waste that enters groundwater through cracks in so-called karst or fractured bedrock in Kewaunee County. The DNR began supplying bottled water this spring to local residents whose wells were found to be tainted by manure.

    The researchers cautioned that the percentage of wells with microbial contamination may be even higher than their data show, since the 131 targeted wells were sampled only once during the study period, from April 2016 to March 2017.
    Soil depth little protection

    The researchers’ original hypothesis was that the greater the depth of the soil, the greater the protection from pollution. And while readings at shallow depths under 5 feet exceeded statewide averages for contamination by nitrate, total coliform and E. coli, they also found more contamination than expected in deeper layers, even where soil depths exceeded 20 feet.
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    They have been doing it in the Bay Area for a while. Kind of a secret.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    They have been doing it in the Bay Area for a while. Kind of a secret.
    Individual cities had these programs for a while. Now it is state wide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Ahhhh, fresh clean water.



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    In Washington you can see them everywhere: the Parasites and baby Stalins sucking the life out of a once-great nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fedupinmo View Post
    Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Unless you are getting your water from a mountain lake which gets it from snow or rain, you are probably drinking water which has been processed from sewage someplace along the line.
    I hate to have to agree with Zippy but hey I am pretty sure he is right this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Unless you are getting your water from a mountain lake which gets it from snow or rain, you are probably drinking water which has been processed from sewage someplace along the line.
    Well, that's a relief, since that is exactly what feeds my well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    they also found more contamination than expected in deeper layers, even where soil depths exceeded 20 feet.
    Doubly glad.

    I doubt they could find their way down to 320' where my casing ends, or 525' where the well bores ends.



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