Agenda 21? Drinking Water from Sewage? Another Bright Idea from ICLEI?

Texas plant will turn sewage into drinking water

In parched West Texas, it’s often easier to drill for oil than to find new sources of water. So after years of diminishing water supplies made even worse by the second-most severe drought in state history, some communities are resorting to a plan that might have seemed absurd a generation ago: turning sewage into drinking water.
By ANGELA K. BROWN
Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas —
In parched West Texas, it’s often easier to drill for oil than to find new sources of water. So after years of diminishing water supplies made even worse by the second-most severe drought in state history, some communities are resorting to a plan that might have seemed absurd a generation ago: turning sewage into drinking water.
Construction recently began on a $13 million water-reclamation plant believed to be the first of its kind in Texas. And officials have worked to dispel any fears that people will be drinking their neighbors’ urine, promising the system will yield clean, safe water. Some residents are prepared to put aside any squeamishness if it means having an abundant water supply.
“Any water is good water, as far as I’m concerned,” said Gary Fuqua, city manager in Big Spring, which will join the cities of Midland, Odessa and Stanton in using the water.
When the water finally reaches the tap, Fuqua said, its origin is “something I wouldn’t think about at all.”
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Linda
Linda
9 years ago

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Am I The Only One?
Am I The Only One?
9 years ago

When Texas officials tasted the water from sewage they said; “Sh*t That Taste Good!”

Dave
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Dave
9 years ago

Kind of reminds me of the recycled food scene in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
LOL – Maybe you can drink some of that recycled water while downing one of those Japanese sh*t burgers.
-Dave

DCG
DCG
9 years ago

I worked for an engineering firm that designed water rec plants. Biggest prob they encountered was how to remove all the drug/medicine residue found in urine. And the design is not 100% effective. Hey Gary, not all water is good is good water…

tina
9 years ago
Reply to  DCG

DCG-you said it. Yuk. Ever heard what is in the water in San Francisco.?

tina
9 years ago

Ohhhh! no thankyou,I don’t trust you idiots one bit. Absolutely not.

Zorro
Zorro
9 years ago

If government is incapable and could lose all the sand in a desert, they are unable to create drinkable water from sewage.