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[ft-l] Pitcher pumps

I don't know the specifics of this instance but generally water discharged
from waste water plants meets drinking water standards, however social
standards are such that few people are willing to drink that water. The
Mississippi is one long waste water disharge line and the cities downsteam
drink the discharge of the cities upstream and have been doing it for many
years. They just don't like to talk about it.
Tampa even gave thought to recycling wastewater back to drinking water but
it was politically impossible.

----- Original Message -----
> 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
> the City of Orlando.  They then run the water through a serious of
> ponds there to help remove the phosphates and aerate the water so that
> it enters the St. Johns River it is environmentally safe for the wildlife.
> Cricket
> > FYI, Kent & all...
> > Hiking southbound through Orlando Wetlands Park on the FT, Rich and I
> noticed
> > 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
> twice
> > about drinking the water, since it looks pretty clean there. Question
> do
> > we want people drinking it? Is it safe? And if not, shouldn't we post a
> sign
> > warning northbound hikers not to use the creek as a water source?
> >
> > Cheers, Sandy
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