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(NJ.com)   Covid not stopping you from your beach trip? How about the thought of swimming in feces?   (nj.com) divider line
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2020-08-11 11:00:26 PM  
Fish also fark in it.
 
2020-08-11 11:13:41 PM  
See, the thing about the ocean, the thing you have to keep in mind about the ocean, is that it's really big. Incredibly big. So big you wouldn't believe it. And the thing about raw sewage, what you need to understand about it, is that if you dump it in the ocean, the ocean doesn't really care. Apart from the beach, that is.

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you like the beach, there's a decent chance that you've been frolicking in poop water.
 
2020-08-11 11:28:36 PM  
The idiots who think its a good idea to vacation during a pandemic are the ones pooping in the water.
 
2020-08-11 11:41:21 PM  

weddingsinger: The idiots who think its a good idea to vacation during a pandemic are the ones pooping in the water.


If you look up the grant street beach in Cape May. The first thing you see is a storm water runoff pipe into the ocean.  They are 90% of the time the reason this shiat happens
 
2020-08-11 11:55:02 PM  
Trump fans are already used to being full of sh*t, so I doubt if it stops them.
 
2020-08-12 12:04:04 AM  
The beach is nothing but a bird bathroom.
 
2020-08-12 12:06:12 AM  

dildo tontine: The beach is nothing but a bird bathroom.


All of earth is a bird bathroom
 
2020-08-12 3:36:25 AM  
Some people pay extra for that.
 
2020-08-12 3:43:32 AM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: dildo tontine: The beach is nothing but a bird bathroom.

All of earth is a bird bathroom


I was throughly amused when Oregon drained that open-surface reservoir because a guy was caught peeing into it.
 
2020-08-12 3:48:31 AM  
Has that ever stopped people in New Jersey from going to the beach?
 
2020-08-12 3:54:41 AM  

weddingsinger: The idiots who think its a good idea to vacation during a pandemic are the ones pooping in the water.


Hey, the rest of us are doing our part too.
 
2020-08-12 4:15:36 AM  
It's New Jersey. It's expected.
 
2020-08-12 4:20:31 AM  
This isn't a recent thing.
 
2020-08-12 4:20:55 AM  
The ocean has been humanity's septic tank since the invention of plumbing, and Mother Nature's septic tank since the invention of excrement itself.

How anyone can bring themselves to swim in that is beyond me.
 
2020-08-12 4:23:32 AM  
R Kelly seemed curious
 
2020-08-12 4:36:27 AM  
Little known fact, New Jersey has quite the history of human fecal runoff ruining local beachfront.

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2020-08-12 4:39:58 AM  
Stay classy New Jersey.
 
2020-08-12 4:47:45 AM  
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2020-08-12 5:08:20 AM  
We lived in our own poop water for billions of years before we decided it was time to move ashore.
 
2020-08-12 5:15:06 AM  
I mean, that didn't stop the last Summer Olympics.
 
2020-08-12 5:51:27 AM  
Those beaches are all too close tho Delaware bay for my liking.
 
2020-08-12 6:05:34 AM  
This is the Jersey shore the poop is the least of your worries. The medical waste and schools of "coney island whitefish" are way worse.
 
2020-08-12 6:08:24 AM  
Well, for starters, it's New Jersey. Poo is better than the used needles and used condoms from earlier years.

Also: whales jizz in the sea.
 
2020-08-12 6:18:28 AM  
Oh, it's that time of year again?  Lost track. *Checks calendar* middle of august?  Yup, that tracks.

There's jelly season, needle season, poo season, and wildlife season at the Jersey shore
 
2020-08-12 6:23:26 AM  
Meh. They used to close Lake Michigan beaches all time for E. Coli when I was a kid.
 
2020-08-12 6:38:27 AM  
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2020-08-12 6:59:39 AM  
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2020-08-12 7:08:10 AM  
Swimming in Feces is my Folk Story cover band dedicated to stories from my first marriage.
 
2020-08-12 7:10:31 AM  

weddingsinger: The idiots who think its a good idea to vacation during a pandemic are the ones pooping in the water.


Lol no one goes to Jersey for a vacation. It's Jersey man. Only Jerseys there.
 
2020-08-12 7:25:14 AM  
Not so much swimming as merely going through the Motions.
 
2020-08-12 7:29:32 AM  

A snake wearing a sweater: This is the Jersey shore the poop is the least of your worries. The medical waste and schools of "coney island whitefish" are way worse.


Not so much since Motley Crue was charting, old timer. That was the mid-80s when NYC was dumping their garbage 5 miles offshore. Florio made them go out a little further.

/Ocean dumping is quite possibly the most disgusting thing any "civilized" nation has ever done.
 
2020-08-12 7:31:13 AM  

goddamndroogs!: Little known fact, New Jersey has quite the history of human fecal runoff ruining local beachfront.

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Shut the bridges and tunnels to NY Thursday at noon, and reopen Monday morning. Problem solved. Let Long Island deal with their own.
 
2020-08-12 7:43:14 AM  

jtown: This isn't a recent thing.


For those who haven't lived in a place with older sewer systems, it's due to Combined Sewer Outflows:

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Newer sewer systems have storm sewers (runoff from curbs) and sanitary sewers (raw sewage) combined in one system. If you get too much water (day, from heavy rains or flash floods) it overflows into the nearest body of water rather than backing up into homes and businesses.

The only way to upgrade it to a separate sewer is to dig up every single street and lay a second network; as one might imagine, this is incredibly disruptive in densely populated areas.

There has been some work in mitigation by having big underground pipes or holding tanks that can accept the overflow, and can be pumped back out once the treatment system isn't stretched to capacity. It's still inefficient (you're basically contaminating all the storm water with raw sewage, and treating that total volume rather than just the sanitary sewer) but it's better than poop in the river.

If you haven't lived near one of these, the very idea may be new to you. That said, a dedicated sanitary sewer is generally a small round pipe. The giant underground labyrinth inhabited by the likes of Ninja Turtles is a classic combined sewer design.

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2020-08-12 7:54:14 AM  
Go where the people aren't?

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2020-08-12 8:05:19 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Go where the people aren't?

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Depending on where that is, that sand might be parrot fish poop. They eat coral, and poop out fine white sand.
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2020-08-12 8:13:43 AM  
This isn't new or news.  I used to train their  beach lifeguards.  I had to train them on recovering victims from the bottom.  You can't see in the water so you have to pencil dive and use your feet to feel around.  It was... thoroughly disgusting.

Water parks and pools are similar with contamination of E-coli and Crypto

1 in 5 people pee in pools, 10 grams of poop can wash off yourself or your child, the majority of people don't shower before entering, your eyes turn red because of exposure to bodily fluids (not chlorine), and that strong smell you get from the water is not because of over-chlorination but under-chlorination due to said bodily fluids combining with the chemicals causing a release of chloramine resulting in that unmistakable scent

Have fun swimming!
 
2020-08-12 8:21:52 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Go where the people aren't?

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Why don't they just buy some more money?
 
2020-08-12 8:35:03 AM  

pullthisquickly: weddingsinger: The idiots who think its a good idea to vacation during a pandemic are the ones pooping in the water.

Lol no one goes to Jersey for a vacation. It's Jersey man. Only Jerseys there.


That's funny, 'cause I usually see an awful lot of NY plates when I'm down there.
Methinks you haven't been there in a while.
 
2020-08-12 8:51:31 AM  
Its NJ...its all Shiat all the time.
 
2020-08-12 9:22:04 AM  
What about swimmin with bow legged wemin...
 
2020-08-12 11:33:23 AM  

H31N0US: Zeb Hesselgresser: Go where the people aren't?

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Why don't they just buy some more money?


Makes as much sense as swimming in shiat, now doesn't it.
 
2020-08-12 12:34:24 PM  

Izunbacol: jtown: This isn't a recent thing.

For those who haven't lived in a place with older sewer systems, it's due to Combined Sewer Outflows:

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Newer sewer systems have storm sewers (runoff from curbs) and sanitary sewers (raw sewage) combined in one system. If you get too much water (day, from heavy rains or flash floods) it overflows into the nearest body of water rather than backing up into homes and businesses.

The only way to upgrade it to a separate sewer is to dig up every single street and lay a second network; as one might imagine, this is incredibly disruptive in densely populated areas.

There has been some work in mitigation by having big underground pipes or holding tanks that can accept the overflow, and can be pumped back out once the treatment system isn't stretched to capacity. It's still inefficient (you're basically contaminating all the storm water with raw sewage, and treating that total volume rather than just the sanitary sewer) but it's better than poop in the river.

If you haven't lived near one of these, the very idea may be new to you. That said, a dedicated sanitary sewer is generally a small round pipe. The giant underground labyrinth inhabited by the likes of Ninja Turtles is a classic combined sewer design.

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I couple of minor notes from a 30 year turd-herder:

1) I think you meant to say Newer OLDERsewer systems have storm sewers (runoff from curbs) and sanitary sewers (raw sewage) combined in one system.

2) There's a lot to be said for collecting ALL flow and treating it. You keep a lot of stuff out of the waterways, like poop (lots and lots of critter poop), garbage, bodies, stuff that washes off roads, etc.

Often this really isn't possible due to volume and space considerations.

One option is to capture the "First Flush" - try to capture the stuff that shows up early in the storm which will contain MOST of the garbage, oil, poop, stuff that has settled out in the sanitary lines, etc that gets washed out once the flow goes up. This is hardly an ideal solution, but it can go a long way towards keeping stuff out of the environment.

Another thing I recently attended was a session on a combination of options that modified the existing combined system, upgraded the plant to handle higher flows, added some retention capacity, and added a bypass system at the plant. The idea was to capture and treat as much as possible, keeping the CSOs as an emergency, but increasing the flow through the pipes in various ways to get as much to the plant as possible. Once at the plant it may even receive full treatment. If not it still would go through what amounts to an old-school 70's era treatment systems (no secondary treatment, pretty much "get rid of the big chunks and floaties, hit it with chlorine, off it goes").

These things cost money though. Maybe during the next infrastructure week someone could mention it. You know, invest in clean water instead of bailing out the usual suspects every chance we get. Just an idea.
 
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