Coral point in Florida. —
Dogs drink water from the toilet, so why can't their owners accept the idea?
The highly treated sewage, which water experts call indirect or direct drinking water reuse, is becoming more and more realistic here as suppliers are scrambling to find enough water to meet current and future needs.
But the public perception and the unknown are two main obstacles.
"I don't think the people here are ready for the idea," said Andy finsk, who runs waste.
A water supply system for 165,000 residents in southwest Florida.
Even with the obvious "ick" factor, Florida's rivers, lakes and reservoirs are likely to be contaminated by the process that should protect them, no matter how slight the situation is.
There are concerns that, regardless of how much water has been purified in order to remove bacteria and other organisms, it may still be contaminated by prescription drugs or other chemicals that people tend to flush or pour out the sewer.
Utilities in places like coral corners use recycled, treated sewage to save drinking water while providing a safe source of irrigation.
However, some urban areas have been working in toilets --to-
Water supply for many years.
"Bacteria are one of the easiest things to deal.
"All other viruses and drugs are more difficult," said Linda Young, executive director of the Florida clean water network . ".
"I don't believe they can get 100% clean water.
"For me, it makes absolutely sense to use recycled water for agriculture," she said . ".
"In any case, we should not use a drinking water reservoir to supply farm and industrial use.
"Technologies such as Florida's desalination, reverse osmosis and circulating water are being used all over the world: according to a UNESCO report, 70% of Israel's wastewater is reused, more than 50% of Saudi Arabia's drinking water comes from desalination.
Western states like California are heating up the idea of circulating water.
The South Florida Water Management District encourages local utilities and municipalities to explore alternative water sources for future needs. Reverse-
The penetration system can cost hundreds of millions of dollars, but for a long time
Water managers say long-term benefits are much better than simply avoiding the growing demand for drinking water.
Critics say it is understandable to use expensive or unpopular technologies for extreme drought areas.
But for a state that rains about 5 feet a year, the lack of drinking water is shameful --
Just a few inches from the sum of Arizona, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.
"We Are Water pigs in the world," Young said . " It took him more than a year to visit and learn about Florida's coastal waters
"Florida is a water pig in the United States.
"As Florida is the third most populous country in the United States, demand will continue to grow.
Nearly 8 million people live in 16-
Florida's southern waters, starting in the south of Orlando, include the southwest and southeast coasts, the Everglades, and the Florida Keys.
According to the Saudi embassy, Western countries and countries such as Saudi Arabia have obtained 70% of urban drinking water from desalination plants, and have long been studying how to best protect and use drinking water.
There are also some areas in Florida, but the consumption rate is 158 gallons per person per day.
This is almost 10 times the Danish.
The location of the world's most extensive water control system
According to the UNESCO report on sustainable water supply.
Astronauts convert orange powder into soup using recycled sewage, third-
According to NASA, the most popular food in space.
Many cities and counties have turned to reverse osmosis, which forces salty water to remove salt through membrane
cell networks to meet the growing drinking waterwater demands.
How about turning seawater into drinking water?
"Technically, you can do this, which is being done in many parts of the world.
There are several facilities under construction in California, but they are expensive . "
Supply expert in South Florida water area.
The Florida Keys do the same, but the process uses a lot of energy.
In southwest Florida's water landscape, the authorities have launched fresh water from the land through an extensive network of water pumps, canals, flood berths, berms and ditches.
More than a century ago, most of the water would stay on the surface for a few months at a time, slowly flowing from the north edge of the Kissimmee River to Florida Bay.
"We have 60 inch of the rainfall, and only 7 inch of the rain has penetrated into the ground," Young said . ".
"The rest evaporated and ran to the sea.
So, we don't replenish these reservoirs with rain, and we absorb more rain every year.
"Over the past three months, South Florida waters have released more than 130 billion gallons from Lake Okeechobee, Florida's largest freshwater lake.
This is about 13% of its capacity, so that means alternative water
The source of supply is a must.
"The concept is to capture it when it's available, store it underground, and take back water during the dry season," Elsner said . ".
"Unfortunately, 70% of the waterfalls are in the rainy season.
"One of the challenges facing Florida is capturing water for later use.
Known for its extensive canal system, Coral Point is one of the largest canal systems in the world.
And when the grid-
Just as development is not ideal for greenfield or wildlife habitat, the city makes full use of the situation by recycling fresh water from these canals and using it for irrigation, reducing the use of drinking water.
The city's drinking water source is a 800 feet-meter underground reservoir called Floridan, which contains water that fell in northern Florida about 10,000 years ago.
Irrigation water is sent to homes around the city, which consumers can use to water the lawn and wash the car.
"We are building-
"Out of town, we see half a million people," said Andy finsk, brother of Cape Coral utility agency director and Brian finsk.
But infrastructure is in place.
Yang said she will continue to monitor the water source, quantity and quality and fight the toiletto-tap push.
"I spoke to people from the state and the Florida Department of Health and the efforts to address this issue were very encouraging," she said . ".
"I think it is possible to convert this issue into assets, but (irrigation)uses. " 1.
1 billion people cannot get safe water.
In order to meet the current needs of the world, the earth needs to produce water.
5% of fresh water is available for human consumption.
6 million people die each year from dirty water in the United States, using an average of 80 to 100 gallons of water per person per day, and 158 gallons of water per person per day in southwest FloridaS.