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1 posted on 01/28/2007 4:36:04 PM PST by blam
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I walked into my secretaries office and she had a salesman trying to get her to order something.

I heard him say " And we have recycled toilet paper"

I nearly fell down laughing at the idea.
2 posted on 01/28/2007 4:40:02 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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Eeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwww...


3 posted on 01/28/2007 4:40:21 PM PST by RockinRight (To compare Congress to drunken sailors is an insult to drunken sailors. - Ronald W. Reagan)
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http://archives.cnn.com/2000/US/05/29/drinking.sewage/index.html


4 posted on 01/28/2007 4:41:14 PM PST by B Knotts (Newt '08!)
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Pass the Fosters please.


5 posted on 01/28/2007 4:43:22 PM PST by spanalot
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Honey,did you change brands on the coffee?Something tastes a little off.....


8 posted on 01/28/2007 4:50:13 PM PST by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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Cue the jokes about "renting" beer...


9 posted on 01/28/2007 4:54:29 PM PST by BlazingArizona (co)
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As I understand it, most North American cities 'recycle' via primary treatment of their sewage. Settling basins settle the suspended solids out of the water, and decant the water -- usually directly into the nearest water course. This stuff is still full of bugs. (The sludge is sometimes collected and sent to be spread on unwitting farmer's fields, but that's another issue. It renders the field poisonous for growing plants for human consumption for many years to come, aside from smelling like sh**.) With secondary treatment (could be: ozone injection, aeration... a whole series of technologies have developed) the pollutants are digested by bacteria in an accelerated way. Time and biological processes are the key. The same thing happens in an ordinary septic system. To actually drink the water, you'd have to chlorinate it or do something else to kill the bugs that remain. Now, don't flame me -- I'm quoting a sanitary engineer here and am not one myself. The point is, this process may take time, and may take biochemical assistance, but it is so do-able that millions around the world should not lack the ability to recycle water when they are in an area with limited water resources. Perhaps with Australia in the vanguard, the accessibility of this technology will increase.


10 posted on 01/28/2007 4:54:37 PM PST by Thywillnotmine (take the wings of the morning)
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I refer you to another article about the world's water supply:

http://www.opendemocracy.net/globalization/politics_water_thirst_4288.jsp


12 posted on 01/28/2007 5:01:28 PM PST by Thywillnotmine (take the wings of the morning)
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ALL water is recycled in some manner. We don't get it shipped in from outer space.


13 posted on 01/28/2007 5:22:21 PM PST by posterchild (Spent some money on women and beer, the rest was just wasted.)
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Well - I have heard that sewage discharge, if it meets EPA (in the US) regulations, is cleaner and more pure than most tap water....

But if I am ever in a place that uses this "recycled water", please don't tell me what I am drinking!


14 posted on 01/28/2007 5:29:25 PM PST by TheBattman (I've got TWO QUESTIONS for you....)
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I suspect that in the last 400 million years every drop of water on the planet has passed through many, many kidneys.


17 posted on 01/28/2007 5:36:06 PM PST by Grut
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All water is recycled water.

Every drop of water you drink and every bit of air that you breath was inside another living body at some point.

Cheerio!

18 posted on 01/28/2007 5:39:11 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (I am the Cat who Walks by Himself and all places are alike to me!)
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Desalinization plants powered by the sea wave, solar and wind power.
19 posted on 01/28/2007 5:45:15 PM PST by Lewite (Praise YAHWEH and Proclaim His Wonderful Name! Islam, the end time Beast-the harlot of Babylon.)
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They already eat vegemite, I think they can handle this.


20 posted on 01/28/2007 6:57:46 PM PST by Mount Athos
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Shortage of water? You mean the ocean is lower than it once was? No, you didn't mean that? Don't you really mean a shortage of money to spend on converting sea water, which is in shall we say, very abundant, supply, into usable water?


23 posted on 01/28/2007 8:11:06 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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