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Pentin Suggests Using Recycled Toilet Water for Drinking?

Original post made by Matt Morrison, Pleasanton Meadows, on Feb 6, 2014

It was reported the Vice Mayor Jerry Pentin "... asked staff at a November council meeting about perhaps using recycled water to augment the underground water supply." Vice Mayor Pentin also asked California Natural Resources Secretary John Laird if a reverse osmosis treated toilet water project is "something we can push forward..." (The Independent, 2/6/14)

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Posted by Matt Morrison
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Feb 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm

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Oops, anything "smaller than a water molecule" passes through a reverse osmosis filter.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 7, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Has the White House or the US Congress requested the recycled toilet water?

i rest my case...

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Posted by Jay Walter
a resident of Birdland
on Feb 7, 2014 at 4:58 pm

In a recent talk with growers in the Central Valley, California flushes enough water through the Delta for every use. Why do they do this? Because of the environmental concern of the Delta. Keeping it in Pre-European conditions is going to cause a food shortage, as well as cut-backs in home usage.

That's right ... we flush enough water out into the ocean to keep one small sector of California from natural erosion. Check it out if you don't believe me

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 7, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Presidents Bush enjoys a refreshing glass of recycled toilet water:

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Posted by Local
a resident of Foothill Farms
on Feb 7, 2014 at 5:49 pm

I saw a movie not too long ago where reverse osmosis with solid waste was used to make some pretty tasty hamburgers. The engineers brought approx. 1000 burgers to a convention and passed them around at no cost. Most of the people thought the free samples they ate were quite good.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 7, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Is animal waste used to make recycled drinking water?

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 7, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Water quality protection in CA:

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