Texas Town To Convert Urine Into Drinking Water

peewaterisgrossThere’s a metaphor in there somewhere. Discovery writes:

The drought in Texas has gotten so severe municipal water managers have turned to a once untenable idea: recycling sewage water.

“When you talk about toilet-to-(water) tank it makes a lot of people nervous and grossed out,” says Terri Telchik, who works in the city manager’s office in Big Spring, Texas.

Less than 0.1 inches of rain has fallen on West Texas for months. Normally, the region gets more than 7 inches of rain this time of year. This week’s Department of Agriculture Drought Monitor map shows 75 percent of Texas is in “exceptional” drought stages.

Water for the town’s 27,000 residents comes through the Colorado River Municipal Water District, which has broken ground on a plant to capture treated wastewater for recycling.

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  • Hadrian999

    good, we need to make use of every resource at our disposal and stop being little girls about things like this

    • Jin The Ninja

      i reluctantly agree….

      • Bigdickmegaherz

        Do you think the water you drink in a bottle wasn’t somethings pee already? Of course it was. Its just a matter of not half-assing on the cleaning process. I recommend vaporizing via solar assisted heaters to minimize use of non-renewable resources. The solids will be left behind and guess what? The solids burn at fairly high BTUs! Now I’m not sure how clean it is but that’s another energy source right there…

        • Jin The Ninja

           but the citykid still finds his ninjaself squeamish….although i agree….

  • Hadrian999

    good, we need to make use of every resource at our disposal and stop being little girls about things like this

  • Rex Vestri

    What’s the big deal?  Heck, the lakes that the city water utilities use for their water supply are filthy anyway. It all has to be processed and cleaned up first.  The tap water still tastes disgusting anyway. I haven’t drank it in years, because of the nasty taste and the fact that they poison it with fluoride here in Texas.  I drink distilled water only.  I feel for those that have no choice but to drink tap water though, and for those that are unaware they are drinking a slow poison (fluoride).

    • Bigdickmegaherz

      But teh flOurides make my teeth white… I drinks it always…durrr

  • Rex Vestri

    What’s the big deal?  Heck, the lakes that the city water utilities use for their water supply are filthy anyway. It all has to be processed and cleaned up first.  The tap water still tastes disgusting anyway. I haven’t drank it in years, because of the nasty taste and the fact that they poison it with fluoride here in Texas.  I drink distilled water only.  I feel for those that have no choice but to drink tap water though, and for those that are unaware they are drinking a slow poison (fluoride).

  • Anonymous

    i reluctantly agree….

  • Surrealias

    I thought converting human sewage to drinking water was common practice in the U.S.?! That’s a good point Hadrian999.

  • Surrealias

    I thought converting human sewage to drinking water was common practice in the U.S.?! That’s a good point Hadrian999.

  • Bigdickmegaherz

    Do you think the water you drink in a bottle wasn’t somethings pee already? Of course it was. Its just a matter of not half-assing on the cleaning process. I recommend vaporizing via solar assisted heaters to minimize use of non-renewable resources. The solids will be left behind and guess what? The solids burn at fairly high BTUs! Now I’m not sure how clean it is but that’s another energy source right there…

  • Bigdickmegaherz

    But teh flOurides make my teeth white… I drinks it always…durrr

  • bobbiethejean

    So I take it the whole “prayer meet” thing didn’t work out, eh? Fancy that. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobbie-Jean-Pentecost/100000391760333 Bobbie Jean Pentecost

    So I take it the whole “prayer meet” thing didn’t work out, eh? Fancy that. 

  • Anonymous

     but the citykid still finds his ninjaself squeamish….although i agree….

  • mexican wizard

    I blame the mexicans for the drought. They have the magicks 

  • mexican wizard

    I blame the mexicans for the drought. They have the magicks 

  • rtb61

    Number one reason why this is unacceptable is risk. Any failure in the system will likely result in the majority of the population being poisoned but of course not the rich as they wont be drinking it.
    That risk will go to the poor, now add in privatised control of water treatment, all done by a two dollar shell company with huge debts, all the employee wage commitments and stripped of any profits the second they are generated. Now add in huge legal defence teams and corrupt governments reducing liabilities and you can bet, people will die, especially children and the elderly upon a regular basis (every five to ten years).
    All whilst business in the are waste water on industrial processes to inflate their profits.

    • Redacted

      Population control. Also, Dick Cheney eats babies anyway so this will give him a ready supply.

  • Anonymous

    Number one reason why this is unacceptable is risk. Any failure in the system will likely result in the majority of the population being poisoned but of course not the rich as they wont be drinking it.
    That risk will go to the poor, now add in privatised control of water treatment, all done by a two dollar shell company with huge debts, all the employee wage commitments and stripped of any profits the second they are generated. Now add in huge legal defence teams and corrupt governments reducing liabilities and you can bet, people will die, especially children and the elderly upon a regular basis (every five to ten years).
    All whilst business in the are waste water on industrial processes to inflate their profits.

  • Anonymous

    Population control. Also, Dick Cheney eats babies anyway so this will give him a ready supply.

  • Dmitry

    If you live in an uninhabitable place, MOVE!  Your “sentimentalilty” is killing you.

  • Dmitry

    If you live in an uninhabitable place, MOVE!  Your “sentimentalilty” is killing you.

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