Wastewater Recycling Programs to
serve the tap water needs of millions of residents,
and is virtually immune to both drought and reductions in imports, what?
Drinking sewer water is immune to droughts and
reduced water allowances, WHAT? READ THAT AGAIN
Of course, we all keep on eliminating bodily waste, Right?
This is called a Closed Loop System – From Toilet to Tap and around again!
Groundwater “Replenishment” System = Toilet to Tap
Do NOT let names fool you!
Trick words to make poop, urine with pharmaceuticals sound better to drink:
Water Reuse, Recycled, Treated wastewater, Blended sewer water,
Wastewater replenishment of ground water supplies, Purified wastewater, Affluent
Reclaimed water, Pure water, and there will be more . . .
Wastewater Served up to Drink – IS Toilet to Tap . . .
BELOW ARE WHAT THESE PLANS LOOK LIKE – FOR YOU!
KEEP IN MIND WHAT YOU WILL READ BELOW ARE ONLY EXAMPLES:
Orange County’s pioneering wastewater recycling system embarks on major expansion
By Orange County Register, 11/8/19
Orange County’s wastewater recycling program, a pioneering idea that’s already touted as the largest of its type in the world, is about to get bigger. Big enough, in fact, to serve the tap water needs of about 1 million residents, according to the Orange County Water District and Orange County Sanitation District. Dubbed the Groundwater Replenishment System, the project produces water that is half the price of imported water, and is virtually immune to both drought and reductions in imports.
Big enough, in fact, to serve the tap water needs of about 1 million residents, according to the Orange County Water District and Orange County Sanitation District. Dubbed the Groundwater Replenishment System, the project produces water that is half the price of imported water, and is virtually immune to both drought and reductions in imports.
Waste Water – Sewer Water: Orange County’s pioneering wastewater recycling system embarks on major expansion – Orange County Register
The program runs treated wastewater through an additional cleansing process that includes microfiltration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet light. The result is water that’s purer than imports or storm water. The process removes “virtually” (Our NOTE – Think: Almost, Not Quite, and BS) all contaminants, including any trace of PFAS carcinogens. (Our NOTE: Leaving in Contaminants of Emerging Concern).
The wastewater is then used to replenish the groundwater aquifer, where it’s stored until the Orange County Water District’s 19 member retailers pump it to residential and business customers.
The Orange County Water District supplies water to the north and central parts of the county, accounting for about 2.5 million of the county’s 3.2 million residents. The 103,000 acre feet of water currently produced annually by the recycling project accounts for about 25% of the district’s total water supply, with imported water providing another 25%.
The expansion will increase annual production of the recycled water to 134,000 acre feet and use all of the sanitation district’s reclaimable water, which would otherwise be pumped into the ocean. One acre foot is enough water for about two households of four annually, according to the water district.
Sarmiento reminded attendees at Friday’s ceremony that the concept of making wastewater potable wasn’t even a pipe dream in the 1960s and 1970s. Today, that idea is increasingly being implemented. Just a few miles up the 405 Freeway in Carson, a pilot project was launched in October that could eventually result in a recycled water project producing 150,000 acre feet a year.
Imported water costs Orange County agencies about $1,100 an acre foot while groundwater suffused with purified wastewater costs them $587 including pumping costs, according to John Kennedy, Orange County Water District’s executive director of engineering and water resources.
The $310 million Groundwater Replenishment System expansion will be funded with $135 million in low-interest federal loans and $167 million in low-interest state loans with the balance paid for by grants.