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2014-07-23 10:25:52 AM
What's with the sick tag?  Fish, animals and birds poop in lakes but they drink that when it's treated.  Sewage is treated and put back into rivers.  Almost everyone is already drinking treated sewage water from upstream.
 
2014-07-23 12:26:07 PM
N. O. P. E.
 
2014-07-23 12:27:39 PM
Hey, they already use sewage as their BBQ sauce, might as well use it for water too.
 
2014-07-23 12:28:20 PM
i.telegraph.co.uk

Bought a house. Better drink my own piss.
 
2014-07-23 12:30:03 PM
If its brown, drink it down
If its black, send it back
 
2014-07-23 12:30:43 PM
Move to Arizona.

www.cap-az.com

All the water that goes into the CAP canal has discharge from Las Vegas in it. Enjoy drinking those birth control pills. Oh and don't forget the run-off from uranium mines.
 
2014-07-23 12:31:10 PM
This is not new or unusual.  Ask any civil engineer (I'm not one).
 
2014-07-23 12:32:02 PM
Turds are bigger in Texas.
 
2014-07-23 12:32:03 PM
Perfect venue to deminstrate the placebo effect. Tell the town that the system is on without actually turning it on. They'll suddenly get hundreds of calls about water quality, how it tastes like shiat, people getting sick, pets dying, you name it.
 
2014-07-23 12:32:56 PM
Let them make Tea!
 
2014-07-23 12:33:06 PM

oldernell: What's with the sick tag?  Fish, animals and birds poop in lakes but they drink that when it's treated.  Sewage is treated and put back into rivers.  Almost everyone is already drinking treated sewage water from upstream.


W. C. Fields said about drinking water - "I never touch the stuff.  Fish f*ck in in it."
 
2014-07-23 12:33:31 PM
So long as it's done properly I don't see a problem. If no one wants to drink it perhaps an independent team hired to test the water and some sort of public education/awareness campaign showing exactly what happens during the processing stage could alleviate the fears of some.
 
2014-07-23 12:33:31 PM
4nabs.com
"Did you say 'toilet toe tap'?"
 
2014-07-23 12:33:48 PM
So everyone's going to buy bottled water... wow what a win-win for the city.  It's treated who cares.
 
2014-07-23 12:34:52 PM
Residents said the treated water is clear but a bit soapy tasting.

Those bubbles aren't soap bubbles!
 
2014-07-23 12:36:33 PM
First sentence: "When the going got tough due one of with worst droughts in a century ..."

Great proofreading,  Reuters.
 
2014-07-23 12:37:46 PM

oldernell: What's with the sick tag?  Fish, animals and birds poop in lakes but they drink that when it's treated.  Sewage is treated and put back into rivers.  Almost everyone is already drinking treated sewage water from upstream.


Yep... It's already "treated wastewater", and not only that, but I believe it's cleaner than the groundwater once it's been processed.

Besides, the same shiat evaporates, falls as rain, and ends up in their drinking water anyway. Sure, it sounds icky, doesn't mean that it actually IS.
 
2014-07-23 12:38:27 PM

Slaxl: So long as it's done properly I don't see a problem. If no one wants to drink it perhaps an independent team hired to test the water and some sort of public education/awareness campaign showing exactly what happens during the processing stage could alleviate the fears of some.


I'm sure a politician calling for more public education, in Texas no less, will be well received.
 
2014-07-23 12:39:21 PM
THIS is why you never want your city council members watching, "2 Girls, 1 Cup"
 
2014-07-23 12:39:45 PM

TNel: So everyone's going to buy bottled water... wow what a win-win for the city.  It's treated who cares.


What's even better than that is most bottled water is simply tap water run through a carbon or reverse osmosis filter.  So they're STILL drinking their "peepee water".
 
2014-07-23 12:39:46 PM
Technically, all the water we drink is treated waste water. We've been "treating" it for as long as we've had modern water systems (ie, with sewage treatment plants and filters and whatnot).
 
2014-07-23 12:40:56 PM
my well is downhill from my septic. was I gross before it was cool?
 
2014-07-23 12:41:45 PM
The soap taste might be from chlorine and other chemicals that they are not use to.
 
2014-07-23 12:41:46 PM
In Texas... dey drink da poo-poo.
 
2014-07-23 12:42:16 PM
I'm a native of Wichita Falls & I just visited a couple of weeks ago. There were a lot of jokes & laments being thrown around, but I think most people realized that it IS treated water & not literally poo water. While there are some people who insist that they "won't be drinking peepee water," most people realize it's not a big deal. It's a necessary move in such a severe drought.

It is funny to watch people who never thought about water treatment before in their lives suddenly become experts on it. Go to Sam's & stock up on Ozarka if you're that bothered by it, ya big baby.
 
2014-07-23 12:42:38 PM
My septic tank has an overflow sprinkler system about 300 ft from our well. I don't know how deep the well is but, I'm pretty sure, some of the pee-pee water makes it's way down there.

Article mentioned cloud seeding, they really need to stop that. All of the rain ends up in Houston.
 
2014-07-23 12:42:57 PM
So? As others have said, when properly treated it's fine. Drink up.

But Sabrina Hayes said in a letter to the local Wichita Falls Times Record News she had no plans to drink the water.

If an ignorant fark wants to waste her money on bottled water, let her. Put a recycling deposit on the bottles though. That shiat's extremely wasteful.
 
2014-07-23 12:43:03 PM
Somewhere, someone right now reading this has drank water with parts of my poo in it.

Reflect on that for a while.
 
2014-07-23 12:44:21 PM
Recently, I was briefly incarcerated due to a minor misunderstanding with my local law enforcement agency. In my lovely accommodations at the county jail, the drinking fountain was attached to the top of the toilet in the cell. I was convinced the source was one and the same. Dehydration became an issue rather quickly.
 
2014-07-23 12:46:46 PM

theguyyousaw: Article mentioned cloud seeding, they really need to stop that. All of the rain ends up in Houston.


They did indeed cease operations on the cloud-seeding & even the one-time "true believers" in it are pissed that the city paid so much money for it. They are now trying the polymer coating on the lakes to prevent evaporation.
 
2014-07-23 12:47:26 PM
web.mit.edu
 
2014-07-23 12:48:42 PM
Texas, you are a desert state.  You too California.  You guys are officially part of the new American desert.  And no amount of pee drinking is going to change that.  Either collect your air conditioning condensed water or move.
 
2014-07-23 12:48:44 PM
Because filtering out waste water for re-consumption has never been done before

www.engineersinwarkworth.co.nz

hint: the water you drink today has been piss 500,000 times.
 
2014-07-23 12:50:10 PM

Russ1642: Perfect venue to deminstrate the placebo nocebo effect. Tell the town that the system is on without actually turning it on. They'll suddenly get hundreds of calls about water quality, how it tastes like shiat, people getting sick, pets dying, you name it.


FTFY.

Guilty_plea_bargain: Recently, I was briefly incarcerated due to a minor misunderstanding with my local law enforcement agency. In my lovely accommodations at the county jail, the drinking fountain was attached to the top of the toilet in the cell. I was convinced the source was one and the same. Dehydration became an issue rather quickly.


You may have been partially correct.  In almost any building with indoor plumbing, both the kitchen sink and the toilet get water from the same source.  However, that doesn't mean that water can flow from the toilet to the sink.

The only exceptions I am aware of are buildings with greywater systems, which might redirect non-toxic waste water from e.g. a washing machine to a toilet or an irrigation system.
 
2014-07-23 12:51:04 PM
All water is dinosaur pee!  Get over it!
 
2014-07-23 12:53:34 PM

Walker: Residents said the treated water is clear but a bit soapy tasting.

Those bubbles aren't soap bubbles!


They farked up. They should have done what some jurisdictions did with fluoride. Say you are mixing it in and when people biatch point out you actually didn't.
 
2014-07-23 12:55:12 PM

duke3522: All water is dinosaur pee!  Get over it!


That's oil, you idiot!
 
2014-07-23 12:57:10 PM
They already drink Lone Star, so you'd think they'd be used to drinking piss by now.
 
2014-07-23 12:58:52 PM

anfrind: Russ1642: Perfect venue to deminstrate the placebo nocebo effect. Tell the town that the system is on without actually turning it on. They'll suddenly get hundreds of calls about water quality, how it tastes like shiat, people getting sick, pets dying, you name it.

FTFY.

Guilty_plea_bargain: Recently, I was briefly incarcerated due to a minor misunderstanding with my local law enforcement agency. In my lovely accommodations at the county jail, the drinking fountain was attached to the top of the toilet in the cell. I was convinced the source was one and the same. Dehydration became an issue rather quickly.

You may have been partially correct.  In almost any building with indoor plumbing, both the kitchen sink and the toilet get water from the same source.  However, that doesn't mean that water can flow from the toilet to the sink.

The only exceptions I am aware of are buildings with greywater systems, which might redirect non-toxic waste water from e.g. a washing machine to a toilet or an irrigation system.


There are plenty of morons that think residential water supplies for toilets are separate and that drain lines are separate as well. I can't for the life of me figure out why they'd think that's needed.
 
2014-07-23 01:00:03 PM
Reality based thinking: "We don't have any alternative sources. We don't have ground water. We can't build a pipeline to a reservoir that is close to us," said Russell Schreiber, the city's director of public works.

vs

Hysterical soccer mom: "I do not wish to come into any contact with what we refer to as 'peepee' water," Hayes wrote in a letter to the editor.

FIGHT!
 
2014-07-23 01:01:35 PM

JackieRabbit: They already drink Lone Star, so you'd think they'd be used to drinking piss by now.


Don't forget Shiner beer as well.
 
2014-07-23 01:05:11 PM

TinyFist: Somewhere, someone right now reading this has drank water with parts of my poo in it.

Reflect on that for a while.


images.sodahead.com

/You know, for the ladies
 
2014-07-23 01:08:07 PM
We all drink pee. But thanks to the spread of stupid in this country people keep drinking tons of bottled water, which is usually just bottled tap water from some other city. Yes there are places where you do need to drink it in the US, due to industrial contamination (like that coal sludge river), but that is the exception. If you are really concerned run it though a carbon filter.

/why would you live in the desert anyway?
 
2014-07-23 01:09:41 PM
People are buying bottled water instead?  Good, then they'll use even less of the states resources.
 
2014-07-23 01:12:28 PM

Gary-L: Don't forget Shiner beer as well.


Hey whoa whoa whoa hey now. You leave Shiner out of this.


The upside to all of this is that residents of the area have really gotten into water conservation & they've managed to cut their use in half. My dad (who lives in the area) rigged up a system to collect the grey water out of the showers & washing machine, as well as the condensation off of the a/c unit. Here is his garden, as of about a week ago:

i27.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-23 01:15:09 PM

justanotherfarkinfarker: /why would you live in the desert anyway?


Wichita Falls is not the desert (yet). It's on the border of high plains & prairie.
 
2014-07-23 01:16:32 PM
i.imgflip.com
 
2014-07-23 01:19:04 PM
The water tastes like crap
 
2014-07-23 01:26:02 PM
Here's an idea - maybe just not live in a desert?
 
2014-07-23 01:32:58 PM

JackieRabbit: They already drink Lone Star, so you'd think they'd be used to drinking piss by now.


You shut your whore mouth about Lone Star.

And Pearl.
 
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