California is considering Toilet-to-Tap and we can comment on the process

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California is considering Toilet-to-Tap and we can comment on the process

Hi everyone,

I saw on the internet that California is considering Direct Potable Reuse (= Toilet-to-Tap), which should turn on various warning lights.
datainstincts.com/images/pdf/WaterReuse-News-09-08-16.pdf
www.swrcb.ca.gov/press_room/press_releas..._dpr_feasibility.pdf

There is a 43-page draft that we can comment on, if we move fast:
www.waterboards.ca.gov/drinking_water/ce...pr_public_review.pdf

I invite anyone who is interested to participate.

Best wishes,
Chris Canaday

Conservation Biologist and EcoSan Promoter
Omaere Ethnobotanical Park
Puyo, Pastaza, Ecuador, South America
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Re: California is considering Toilet-to-Tap and we can comment on the process

Hi again,

Feel free to post your comments here in addition to mailing them to the California State Water Resources Board.

As you have seen before, I promote a safer kind of water recycling:
Closed-loop Flushwater Recycling
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/40-gre...ructed-wetland#11393

Who wants to be first? I would be glad to help.

Best wishes,
Chris

Conservation Biologist and EcoSan Promoter
Omaere Ethnobotanical Park
Puyo, Pastaza, Ecuador, South America
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Re: California is considering Toilet-to-Tap and we can comment on the process

Hi everyone,

Here are my comments on the draft document entitled,

INVESTIGATION ON THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING UNIFORM WATER RECYCLING CRITERIA FOR DIRECT POTABLE REUSE (California State Water Resources Control Board, September 2016):

issuu.com/chriscana/docs/comments_on_dpr_draft_document
(Also attached here below.)

In summary, I would say that are a number of things to improve. In particular, there seems to be no reliable way to eliminate or monitor the chemical pollution which would be present in the sewage that they want to recycle back to people's faucets. They also did not discuss these chemicals in much depth, lumping them under the category of 'Constituents of Emerging Concern (CECs)'. These would include pharmaceuticals, recreational drugs, cleaning products, disinfectants, and disinfection by-products.

With the current drought, California is facing serious water shortages. Hopefully we can help them find more sustainable and healthful solutions than Toilet-to-Tap. It would be excellent for economic incentives to be put in place to encourage individuals, apartment complexes, communities and municipalities to install UDDTs, Closed-loop Flushwater Recycling, and other sustainable technologies.

Are there any Forum members based at universities in California? It would be spectacular to demonstrate, research, fine-tune, and spread the word about these technologies there.

There is still time to comment on this draft.
datainstincts.com/images/pdf/WaterReuse-News-09-08-16.pdf
www.swrcb.ca.gov/press_room/press_releas..._dpr_feasibility.pdf
www.waterboards.ca.gov/drinking_water/ce...pr_public_review.pdf

Best wishes,
Chris Canaday

Conservation Biologist and EcoSan Promoter
Omaere Ethnobotanical Park
Puyo, Pastaza, Ecuador, South America
inodoroseco.blogspot.com

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