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[ft-l] Pitcher pumps

I took a tour of this facility in December and they test the water supply at
this outfall constantly. The water quality is considered better than the St.
Johns, where it ends up in less than a mile anyway. The Sewer plants are 20
miles away and the treated effluent comes in at the SW corner of the Park.
It leaves at the NE corner having gone through a marsh of over 2,000 acres.
Note over 20 Million gallons a day enters this facility.. WOW!
-----Original Message-----
From: FTCracker@aol.com <FTCracker@aol.com>
To: ft-l@mailman.backcountry.net <ft-l@mailman.backcountry.net>
Date: Friday, January 12, 2001 7:18 PM
Subject: Re: [ft-l] Pitcher pumps

>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 twice
>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
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