Comments on: Overcoming the ‘ick’ factor of wastewater recycling http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/12/overcoming-the-ick-factor-of-wastewater-recycling/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Wastewater Treatment Thailand http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/12/overcoming-the-ick-factor-of-wastewater-recycling/comment-page-1/#comment-339718 Tue, 09 Jun 2009 09:40:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12289#comment-339718 Toilet to tap or toilet to garden irrigation, that is irrelevant here, you shouldn’t drink tap water here (in Thailand) anyway. There is a big need for clean water for irrigation, and modern wastewater treatment systems, such as the ones using microfiltration, allow to reclaim all wastewater and reuse it for irrigation etc.

Any ‘ick’ factor is a luxury we should not and cannot afford.

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By: Robin Wiseman http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/12/overcoming-the-ick-factor-of-wastewater-recycling/comment-page-1/#comment-338709 Sun, 15 Mar 2009 11:58:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12289#comment-338709 Where does the general public think their toilet waste goes? Right, the sewage works. Then, where? Into the river, lake, stream, sea. Where does their drinking water come from? Correct – the same river, lake, stream that the sewage effluent went into. So it is toilet to tap already and has been for hundreds of years. But for the last century or so we have been able to treat water so that 99.9% of the harmful things in it are removed. Advance wastewater reuse like Orange County removes 99.99%, so in fact it’s even better. Get over it, people!

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By: jd http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/03/12/overcoming-the-ick-factor-of-wastewater-recycling/comment-page-1/#comment-338691 Thu, 12 Mar 2009 14:31:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12289#comment-338691 when waste ends up leaking from a sweage plant and taken up by tree roots, and the water transpired into the atmosphere, it will eventually return as rain, enter a filtration plant, and then an human mouth via a faucet; ie we all drink recycled water anyway

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