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(Daily Mail)   I'm all for eco-friendly but reusing your shower water to cook with and drink seems a bit much   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2022-08-18 5:30:13 PM  
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they look smelly
 
2022-08-18 6:07:37 PM  
Recycling grey water is an old, old thing.
 
2022-08-18 6:07:50 PM  
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2022-08-18 6:08:18 PM  
This sounds more like things that never happened on Reddit
 
2022-08-18 6:08:20 PM  
Beats reusing the water you drink drank to cook with/shower in.
 
2022-08-18 6:08:22 PM  
I'm all for eco-friendly but reusing your shower water to cook with and drink seems a bit much

Oh yeah, that episode was okay. Baby James Spader.
 
2022-08-18 6:09:31 PM  
It's better than reusing the water you drink to shower...
 
2022-08-18 6:10:22 PM  
Err, already drank
 
2022-08-18 6:11:08 PM  
When your soapy water becomes soupy water.
 
2022-08-18 6:11:17 PM  

Giant Clown Shoe: [Fark user image 587x823]

they look smelly


Smells like patchouli.
Lots of patchouli.
 
2022-08-18 6:11:57 PM  
I know RVers who save dishwater for flushing the toilet when boondocking, but nobody is doing this.
 
2022-08-18 6:12:09 PM  
Gross.

I can see reusing shower water or laundry water to flush the toilet, because that's going to be dirty anyway, but I'm not drinking it or cooking with it.

FFS.
 
2022-08-18 6:15:18 PM  
DNRTFA, but I take it they have no filtration system like at the ISS.
 
2022-08-18 6:16:51 PM  
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Amateurs.
 
2022-08-18 6:16:54 PM  
Helpful picture of what a portable bidet may look like

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/fool your friends all right
 
2022-08-18 6:17:24 PM  
From the poorly-written article, it sounds like they're running shower water into a jar while the lines clear the cold water out and using that for drinking and cooking.
 
2022-08-18 6:18:01 PM  
I can literally smell their virtue.
 
2022-08-18 6:18:58 PM  

Giant Clown Shoe: [Fark user image image 587x823]

they look smelly


I have it on good authority that they smell like ass.
 
2022-08-18 6:19:36 PM  
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2022-08-18 6:19:48 PM  
Mucky Pup "Hippies Hate Water" (1991)
Youtube Dl5yJoeFLiQ
 
2022-08-18 6:19:54 PM  
I use shower water to water my plants. My house plants and balcony garden are effectively water neutral.
 
2022-08-18 6:20:19 PM  

bingethinker: Gross.

I can see reusing shower water or laundry water to flush the toilet, because that's going to be dirty anyway, but I'm not drinking it or cooking with it.

FFS.


TFA:
To re-use shower water they place a four-litre jar in the shower until it's hot enough to get into - saving the excess water which they reuse to drink, cook and water plants with. So the water is safe to consume, they put a charcoal water filter into the jar to clean the contents.

This is an example of heart in the right place, head in the wrong.

/does charcoal filter out ass bacteria?
 
2022-08-18 6:21:01 PM  
I'd hope the interviewer kept a solid 15' distance that wasn't downwind.
 
2022-08-18 6:21:02 PM  
What if I drink it first, then shower with it?
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2022-08-18 6:21:09 PM  
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2022-08-18 6:22:04 PM  

kbronsito: [i.imgur.com image 480x250] [View Full Size image _x_]Amateurs.


my boat
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2022-08-18 6:23:15 PM  
They sure make a point in their photos of appearing as though they have more fun® than is humanly possible.

Anyone got odds on how soon they'll break up?
 
2022-08-18 6:24:14 PM  
$8.43 a month? I do whatever the hell I feel like along with 3 other people and pay like $22/month. I'm good.
 
2022-08-18 6:30:53 PM  

bingethinker: Gross.

I can see reusing shower water or laundry water to flush the toilet, because that's going to be dirty anyway, but I'm not drinking it or cooking with it.

FFS.


I know a family that plumbed the wastewater pipes from their shower, bathtubs, and gutters to a water storage tank buried in the yard that is used to feed a drip irrigation system.  It supposedly cut their water bill by half, with a cost recovery time of five or six years for the cost of parts.  Plants don't care if there are a few suds in the water.
 
2022-08-18 6:30:59 PM  
"How's the casserole honey?"

"It's ok, tastes a little like Head and Shoulders though."
 
2022-08-18 6:31:03 PM  

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Well, book it, we are done here
 
2022-08-18 6:32:34 PM  

chitownmike: It's better than reusing the water you drink to shower...


For most people

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2022-08-18 6:35:03 PM  

chitownmike: It's better than reusing the water you drink to shower...


The water you drink is for re-drinking at a later time.

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2022-08-18 6:35:48 PM  

inelegy: They sure make a point in their photos of appearing as though they have more fun® than is humanly possible.

Anyone got odds on how soon they'll break up?


More likely their entire relationship is based on a series of ever-escalating dares.
 
2022-08-18 6:38:08 PM  

Dinjiin: bingethinker: Gross.

I can see reusing shower water or laundry water to flush the toilet, because that's going to be dirty anyway, but I'm not drinking it or cooking with it.

FFS.

I know a family that plumbed the wastewater pipes from their shower, bathtubs, and gutters to a water storage tank buried in the yard that is used to feed a drip irrigation system.  It supposedly cut their water bill by half, with a cost recovery time of five or six years for the cost of parts.  Plants don't care if there are a few suds in the water.


Depends a lot of the plant and the suds
 
2022-08-18 6:39:27 PM  

bingethinker: Gross.

I can see reusing shower water or laundry water to flush the toilet, because that's going to be dirty anyway, but I'm not drinking it or cooking with it.

FFS.


They're not.

TFA explains that like normal people, they wait for the shower water to turn hot before stepping into it.

The water that runs until its hot, is what the collect to use for cooking. So it's not reused, its just a way to save water. A rather symbolic one.
 
2022-08-18 6:46:09 PM  

S10Calade: $8.43 a month? I do whatever the hell I feel like along with 3 other people and pay like $22/month. I'm good.


I presume that is just the water and sewer usage part?   Here the base charge is more than that. Beyond that it's $10/1000 gallons. I usually use 1 or 2 thousand gallons.
 
2022-08-18 6:47:28 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Depends a lot of the plant and the suds


I would think that the ratio of soap to water would be low enough that it wouldn't raise the pH of the water by much.  Note that they don't divert water from their washing machine and they do include rainwater.  Though I guess it might still be enough that the rhododendrons might get pissy.
 
2022-08-18 6:52:18 PM  
Give it a decade, maybe two, and this'll be normal. We'll be making coffee like they did in Dune.
 
2022-08-18 6:53:06 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: S10Calade: $8.43 a month? I do whatever the hell I feel like along with 3 other people and pay like $22/month. I'm good.

I presume that is just the water and sewer usage part?   Here the base charge is more than that. Beyond that it's $10/1000 gallons. I usually use 1 or 2 thousand gallons.


They said "$8.43/month" for just water.
My entire water/sewer bill is $22/month. I goes up a few dollars in the summer because of inground sprinkling but it averages $22.
I do live 5 miles from Lake Michigan though.
 
2022-08-18 6:55:50 PM  
The other advantages of a bidet side, is it really eco-friendly/saving water? Instead of TP, you're creating more "black water." The kind that can't be reused to water the lawn or other ways you can reuse "gray water" from the shower or laundry.
 
2022-08-18 6:56:56 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: bingethinker: Gross.

I can see reusing shower water or laundry water to flush the toilet, because that's going to be dirty anyway, but I'm not drinking it or cooking with it.

FFS.

They're not.

TFA explains that like normal people, they wait for the shower water to turn hot before stepping into it.

The water that runs until its hot, is what the collect to use for cooking. So it's not reused, its just a way to save water. A rather symbolic one.


It's a four litre jug, apparently. So woo-hoo, they save less than four litres per shower.
 
2022-08-18 6:58:33 PM  
I know a family that installed a greywater system to irrigate their yard.  They ended up diverting so much water away from the sewage pipes that what was left became viscous and clogged the municipal pipes just outside their house, requiring very expensive (and stinky) repairs.

I think they still have the system, but some of the greywater has to go into the sewage to prevent future clogs.
 
2022-08-18 7:01:00 PM  

Ringshadow: I use shower water to water my plants. My house plants and balcony garden are effectively water neutral.


You can just collect rain in a bucket.  How do you collect shower water?  Disconnect the pipes or just put buckets in the shower?
 
2022-08-18 7:02:28 PM  

Zik-Zak: bingethinker: Gross.

I can see reusing shower water or laundry water to flush the toilet, because that's going to be dirty anyway, but I'm not drinking it or cooking with it.

FFS.

TFA:
To re-use shower water they place a four-litre jar in the shower until it's hot enough to get into - saving the excess water which they reuse to drink, cook and water plants with. So the water is safe to consume, they put a charcoal water filter into the jar to clean the contents.

This is an example of heart in the right place, head in the wrong.

/does charcoal filter out ass bacteria?


Save the water and don't be gross, just get in the cold shower and start before it gets warm or to be actually doing something get a point of use instant on and save a lot of resources
 
2022-08-18 7:05:38 PM  
Meanwhile countless celebrities are doing a heck of a lot more damage to the environment with each one of their private plane trips than this couple can mitigate with a life-time of eco-friendly inconveniences.

Or to put it another way, I'm not giving up toilet paper just so the rich can continue to enjoy luxury personal jets.
 
2022-08-18 7:06:51 PM  
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2022-08-18 7:14:01 PM  

Dinjiin: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Depends a lot of the plant and the suds

I would think that the ratio of soap to water would be low enough that it wouldn't raise the pH of the water by much.  Note that they don't divert water from their washing machine and they do include rainwater.  Though I guess it might still be enough that the rhododendrons might get pissy.


We had the pipe that ran the washing machine water out to the tank break (it wasn't the end of the world, where it was flooding was just weeds and shiat and not where anyone needed to go, and that line only had the washing machine water) and it was kind of interesting to watch some plants just immediately keel over and die - while others didn't give a damn at all
 
2022-08-18 7:17:43 PM  

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they look smelly

Smells like patchouli.
Lots of patchouli.


and cat pee
 
2022-08-18 7:20:57 PM  
I'm gonna start working "loo roll" into conversations.
 
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