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[ft-l] Pitcher pumps

I'm sure the city of Orlando would not recommend drinking the water being
discharged from their retention ponds for liability reasons and if anyone
has scientic info about this area I will certainly bow to their superior
knowledge.  But I took a conducted tour of the facility last year lead by
the Audubon Society and the City of Orlando and learned that the water
flowing through Orlando Wetlands Park has already been treated for sewage by
the City of Orlando.  They then run the water through a serious of retention
ponds there to help remove the phosphates and aerate the water so that when
it enters the St. Johns River it is environmentally safe for the wildlife.

> FYI, Kent & all...
> Hiking southbound through Orlando Wetlands Park on the FT, Rich and I
> the big sign that says "sewage discharge area" on the outflow from the
> retention ponds. But where the trail crosses the creek created by this
> outflow, northbound hikers have no such warning -- and wouldn't think
> about drinking the water, since it looks pretty clean there. Question is--
> we want people drinking it? Is it safe? And if not, shouldn't we post a
> warning northbound hikers not to use the creek as a water source?
> Cheers, Sandy