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    Turning raw sewage into fresh water the organic way


    Almost too simple to be true.
    Let plants and communities of microorganisms, bacteria, algae, fish and snails are working away to purify the community's raw sewage and "gray" water.
    It’s being used all over the world. My question is; is it cost effective?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sargentodiaz View Post
    My question is; is it cost effective
    No. It's a New Age fantasy. It cannot service a town: "thus far living machine systems [biological sewage disposal] have only been built for single commercial buildings."


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Living_machine

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    Reclaimed water is big here in Florida. But to use it for "fresh" water is totally out of the question . . . for now.

    Any lavender colored pipes or fittings is reclaimed water. NO cross connections from lavender pipe to white (potable water). Remember Legionaries Disease?



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    Quote Originally Posted by tom View Post
    No. It's a New Age fantasy. It cannot service a town: "thus far living machine systems [biological sewage disposal] have only been built for single commercial buildings."


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    The city I lived in before I moved to Mexico pumped clean water from their sewage treatment plant upriver and were allowed to draw an equal amount from the river as it came down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrickt View Post
    The city I lived in before I moved to Mexico pumped clean water from their sewage treatment plant upriver and were allowed to draw an equal amount from the river as it came down.
    I always knew there was something in the water.

    Just think about all the crap that is discharged into the Mississippi River and all the communities that source their drinking water from it.
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