Here is yet another WATER PUBLIC POLICY tied to simply sending billions of dollars to a FAKE PATENTED PRODUCT----BLACK BALLS.
We will end this week's discussion of WATER PUBLIC POLICY just looking at FAILED ENGINEERING tied to our fresh water reservoirs.
L.A. Says Goodbye to ‘Shade Balls’
You most likely saw a photo or video of the millions of black plastic balls covering the Los Angeles Reservoir. They protect the region’s drinking water, but now they're being replaced.
by Elizabeth Daigneau | December 2015'
Several years ago when this SCHEME of SHADE BALLS first hit media we shouted back then----THIS IS NOT REAL BASIC SCIENCE---FAKE NEWS FAKE DATA. It is simply another case of bad water policy causing bad results needing more mitigation with NEW INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY----all of which has absolutely no real scientific proof because they do not do enough RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT.
L.A. Says Goodbye to ‘Shade Balls’
You most likely saw a photo or video of the millions of black plastic balls covering the Los Angeles Reservoir. They protect the region’s drinking water, but now they're being replaced.
by Elizabeth Daigneau | December 2015
The black plastic balls will be removed from all but one of L.A.’s reservoirs. (AP)
When Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, standing alongside several workers from the Department of Water and Power (LADWP), was photographed emptying a bag of “shade balls” into the Los Angeles Reservoir in August, he couldn’t have imagined how fast and how far the image would travel.
Within hours, it was everywhere: The Los Angeles Times wrote that a professor from the University of Southern California had reported seeing it on a Russian newscast in her hotel room in Moscow. It had its own hashtag, with one Twitter user quipping, “If you ever doubted that LA was the home to everything plastic ... #shadeballs.”
Indeed, there aren’t many people who haven’t already seen a video or photograph of the four-inch black plastic balls covering the Los Angeles Reservoir. The deployment in August marked the final phase of a unique and innovative in-house solution to covering the city’s open-air reservoirs. The project started in 2008, and today all four of the city’s reservoirs use shade balls, which protect L.A.’s drinking water by preventing sunlight-triggered chemical reactions, deterring birds and other wildlife, and protecting water from rain and wind-blown dust. The shade balls also reduce evaporation by 85 to 90 percent.
But now they’re coming off the surface of all but one of the reservoirs. The shade balls will be removed not only at Ivanhoe Reservoir, which is being taken out of service, but also from Elysian and Upper Stone Canyon reservoirs. Instead, they’re receiving floating covers, says Richard Harasick, LADWP’s director of water operations.
Federal rules mandate that all bodies of drinking water open to the air be covered. Floating covers provide more of a complete barrier from both sunlight and airborne contaminants, says Harasick. The shade balls will only remain at Los Angeles Reservoir, and that’s because it would be cost-prohibitive -- to the tune of $250 million -- to install a floating cover on the 175-acre reservoir, which holds a total of 3.3 billion gallons of water, enough water to fill the Rose Bowl five times. At 36 cents a pop, the 96 million plastic balls covering the surface have a lifespan of 10 years and require almost no maintenance aside from occasional rotation. In addition, Harasick adds, “we are experiencing cost savings in the reduced use of chlorine because the shade balls have reduced the amount of algae growth requiring treatment.” The LADWP also estimates they’ll see 300 million gallons in water savings with the shade balls.
The idea for L.A.’s shade balls came when a now-retired LADWP biologist learned about the application of “bird balls” in ponds along airfield runways. Airports have detention basins to collect stormwater runoff. As the ponds fill up, they attract birds. So airports float the balls on the ponds to keep the birds off.
The LADWP is the first utility to use the technology for water quality protection -- and it may end up being the only one. “There is a general interest around [using shade balls in other jurisdictions],” says Harasick. “However, LADWP has a special set of water quality issues that fit the use of shade balls likely not seen by many other water utilities.”
What sets Los Angeles apart for the effective use of shade balls is that the water in the city’s reservoirs contains naturally occurring bromide. Once chlorine, which is used for disinfection, is added and mixes with sunlight, bromate is formed. “Bromate is a suspected human carcinogen,” says Harasick. But “the use of shade balls removes sunlight from the equation and this chemical reaction that makes bromate cannot occur.”
Yesterday we posted an article called SHADE BALLS in LA-------that were installed to block heat of SUN which was said to cause a chemical reaction in fresh water reservoirs tied to BROMINE AND OZONE.
We immediately saw this was FAKE NEWS---FAKE DATA -----wondering why were these chemicals being used. Looking at the history of water treatment-------Ozone was used with UV to kill harmful bacteria et al ----and did a good job since 1980s. These RESERVOIRS were successfully managed until these few decades when TRANSFORMATIVE R AND D led us to RECYCLED water----NEW METHODS OF WATER SOURCE.
The problem in LA's water supply started with the occurrence of BROMINE. BROMINE was said to be added to LA reservoir as a DISINFECTANT-----why? LA started to place DESALINATED SEA WATER into its reservoirs and DESALINATED SEA WATER contains BROMINE. The BROMINE was not added to enhance disinfection in reservoir water --it was added because it was a product of the desalination process.
What global banking 1% BLIND AMBITION people did not predict is that BROMINE added to reservoir would react with OZONE to create BROMATE. BROMATE turned out to be harmful in the levels allowed by desalination.
Below we see what worked for several decades with OZONE not causing an environmental or health problem
'Membrel for Pharmaceutical
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With thousands of installations beginning in the 1980’s, the ozonia®'s Membrel® electrolytic ozone generator produces ozone directly from pure water. Membrel technology uses a membrane and state-of-the-art electronics to split water into its basic elements and then convert part of the liberated oxygen into ozone.
Ozone and UV are the most widely accepted and recognized methods for disinfection of ultra-pure water (UPW). Most commonly used in the pharmaceutical industriy, UPW systems treated with ozonia® ozone and UV systems routinely achieve microbial counts below 1 cfu / 100 ml. Ozone has proven itself the most reliable technique for clean-in-place (CIP) applications where minimum down-time to remove bio-burden is required.
With several hundred ozone and UV installations installed and operating on UPW systems, ozonia® is the recognized world leader for ultra-pure water sanitization. ozonia® MEMBREL®Electrolytic Ozone Systems disinfect in-situ offering the added benefits of simplicity to a complicated process. In combination with ozonia® Medium Pressure UV, ozone removal, TOC reduction and product safety are assured'.
Because LA added desalinated water from SAN DIEGO plant -----------the BROMINE from that process reacted with OZONE to make BROMATE.
When people/businesses analyzed this water they found high levels of this contaminant known to be too high for consumption. It was not the LA WATER TREATMENT PLANT finding these levels---it was private citizens finding the problem. Who operates LA WATER PLANT? GLOBAL SUEZ WATER CORPORATION.
GLOBAL SUEZ IS THE SAME AS GLOBAL VEOLA ENVIRONMENT----THEY WOULD NOT CARE ABOUT THE TOXICITY.
So, the SHADE BALLS in LA were supposed to address the bad policy of adding desalinated sea water to fresh water reservoirs.
'Contaminant of the Month: Bromate
An inorganic ion, bromate is a member of the oxyhalide group of chemicals that includes hypochlorite, perchlorate and iodate and others.
'Dr. Joseph Cotruvo, Technical Editor — June 1, 2013
What it is:
• An inorganic ion, bromate (Br03–) is a member of the oxyhalide group of chemicals that includes hypochlorite (OCl–), perchlorate (ClO4–) and iodate (IO3–) and others. It contains bromine in its highest oxidation state +5, so it is an oxidizing agent, especially under acidic conditions. It is found in some treated drinking waters at parts per billion (ppb) levels'.
ANOTHER FAKE NEWS FAKE DATA surrounding our drinking water stemming from use of DESALINATED SEA WATER being placed in our reservoirs-----is this sudden media blitz about FLUORINE in water being BAD FOR US. FLUORINE has been in our water supply since 1940s and is not known to be bad for us.
So, why are they telling us FLUORINE needs to come out of drinking water? FLORIDA was earliest to promote this----know what? FLORIDA is ground zero for DESALINATED SEA WATER and the DESALINATION FILTERING removes FLUORINE. It is because the processing plant for recycled water using REVERSE OSMOSIS takes fluorine out of water that national FAKE NEWS media is telling YOU DON'T NEED THAT FLUORINE.
What better reason to create FAKE PRODUCTS which can be PATENTED-----for doing something not only NOT NEEDED but removing chemical actually found to be HELPFUL---NOT HARMFUL.
Here comes the advertisement for the PRODUCT---always attached to a BARBER SURGEON called a DOCTOR---saying all this is GOOD FOR US.
How do you get fluoride out of water?
Only filters that use reverse osmosis or activated alumina are effective at removing fluoride from tap water. "Brita" filters do not remove fluoride.
Time To Get Fluoride Out Of Your Water
I'll spare you any of the hyperboles about the importance of water to the body. I'm sure we all know well how critical proper hydration is to vibrant health and well-being. The 8 cup/day figure is not a bad guideline (if you weigh like 120lb...). But I'll simplify it even a bit more: Just drink a lot of water. You should know what it feels like to be adequately hydrated...so just stay that way. It's very difficult to over hydrate (especially if you're drinking the right kind of water), so don't worry about erring on the side of over-hydration.
There is a second issue here, and one I view to be equally important to the quantity of water you drink. That issue, of course, is water quality. The function of water in the body pretty complex, so effect of water quality on the body can be huge. If you've been drinking low-quality water and you switch to a better water source, the impact on well-being over time is remarkable. I hate to be the bearer of bad news for some of you, but if your drinking water ever came out of a sink/tap (even if you filtered it), it's almost certainly not of the quality I consider to be worth drinking. Why?
The Big Problems With Tap Water - Chlorine and Fluoride
Almost every municipality in this country adds two things to your tap water that you don't want in your body: chlorine and fluoride. Chlorine is added to sterilize water, while fluoride is added (allegedly) because it slows the progression of cavities. Both are mildly-to-moderately toxic and neither is removed by average home filtration systems.
If chlorine sterilizes the water at the treatment plant, guess what it is going to do to your critical gut-flora? Yep, chlorine will absolutely kill those bacteria that live in your gut and are responsible for so many essential functions in the human body. Drinking chlorinated water will not kill off your gut flora entirely, but it will impact it negatively. We are learning more and more about what roles but flora play in our bodies. Already we know that they are responsible for everything from digestion to regulating stress response to modulating hormones. Clearly, gut flora are very important and not something you want to disrupt.
If you leave water out in an open container for a few hours, most of the chlorine will evaporate off. This treatment will, however, do nothing for the fluoride... (update: a reader has brought it to my attention that many municipalities have switched from chlorine to chloramine, an equally toxic chemical that will NOT evaporate out of water)
Fluoride in water has long been a source of controversy. It was heralded as a miracle in public health when it was introduced in the 40's, but has since come under scrutiny with many countries stopping the the practice decades ago. The list of negative effects correlated with fluoride is extensive. For me there are two effects that have been confirmed by research many times over that are the most disturbing. The first is the negative effect on gut flora. The second is the potential for fluoride to disrupt endocrine (hormone) function.
I will take this discussion a step further and say that I believe the fluoridation of water to be a conspiracy against the health of the populations of western nations. It is indisputable that fluoride is an industrial waste product (a byproduct of fertilizer production). With the fluoridation of water, not only do these companies not have to dispose of this waste product, they are actually able to make billions selling it to municipalities around the western world. This practice is allowed to continue in spite of well-documented evidence that water fluoridation is dangerous to public health.
That's Not All! ...More Problems With Tap Water
Chlorine and fluoride aren't the only things to worry about in tap water. Heavy metals and trace levels of pharmaceuticals have both been shown to be present in a large percentage of this country's water supplies. While home water filtration systems will remove some of the heavy metals, they do nothing for the trace levels of pharmaceuticals. Needless to say, you want neither of these in your body.
Problems With Bottled Water
Water bottled in plastic is generally filtered through sophisticated filtration systems that remove chlorine, fluoride, metals and pharmaceuticals -or- it comes from a spring which is naturally devoid of all of these issues. Unfortunately, the cheap soft plastic bottles come with their own issues. Studies of hundreds of brands of bottled water in dozens of countries have consistently shown that these bottles leech chemicals into the water over time. Some of the chemicals found to have leeched into the water are mildly toxic and some are known endocrine disruptors.
Water bottled in glass is generally excellent quality, often coming from a far-away, very-clean, mineral-rich spring. If you're going to pick up a bottle of water, try to make sure it's in glass.
What We Do Want IN Our Water
Getting high-quality water is not as simple as getting everything out of your water. Ideally, our water will have spectrum of minerals. To start, it is the mineral content of water that gives it it's taste. There's a reason people (myself very much included) are willing to pay several dollars for bottles of mineral water coming from Germany or Italy. It's delicious.
More significantly, our bodies only absorb water properly when it has a balanced mineral content. Drinking water devoid of minerals (like distilled or deionized) will actually flush nutrients out of the body over time and push the body towards hyponutremia (electrolyte/nutrient deficiency). Calcium, sodium, potassium, sulfur and magnesium are common in most quality water sources, but a good spring water will have dozens of minerals present in trace amounts.
Moving a bit in the direction of the esoteric for a moment...there is also "je nais se quoi" to drinking a really high-quality, clean, mineral-rich water, particularly when it comes fresh from a spring. More new-age-leaning authors will speak of concepts like "water structure" or "living water." While I find all of these theories to be based on inconclusive science (at best), I will agree that there is something different to drinking fresh, exceptional-quality water. If you've ever been on a hike and stuck your bottle straight under a spring, you know that this water tastes and feels different. It is refreshing and rejuvenating like water rarely does elsewhere. This is the quality and experience I believe we should be aiming for with our water at home. Of course, it's not possible to drink straight out of a spring every day, but drinking the most nourishing and rejuvenating water possible every day will have a noticeable effect over time in the way you feel.
So now that we know what we want out of our water and what we want in...what are our options?
What's Not An Option
- Tap Water - There is no municipality in the country that I will drink the water from. Almost everyone chlorinates and/or fluoridates.
- Passive Home Filtration Systems - Brita, Pur, Aquasana, Culligan, etc. I'm talking about those pitchers with the disposable charcoal filters and the ones that attach to your sink also with the disposable charcoal filters. These will filter out bacteria and some metals, but they do nothing for chlorine, fluoride and pharmaceuticals. These do very little for water quality and are mostly a waste of time.
- Deionized or Distilled Water - As mentioned above, the body needs minerals in water for proper absorption. Both deionized ad distilled water will be almost entirely devoid of minerals (and anything else). The exception here is if you want to use deionized or distilled water and add in your own minerals, using himalayan salt or something similar.
- Bottled Water - The cheap soft plastic leeches into the water. See above.
- Collected Fresh Spring Water - This is the standard we hold all water to. If you can find a spring in your area, this is the cleanest, best-tasting, mineral-rich water we have available. You can search in your area at findaspring.com. The experience of drinking top-quality water on a daily basis makes this more than worth the effort. For our household of two, we collect 30 gallons at a time and it lasts about a month.
- Spring Water Delivery - This is an option available in most areas. Don't worry about the hard plastic 5-gallon bottles they are delivered in. These bottles are far, far less susceptible to leeching and the water is generally only in them for a couple months (at most) before you drink it. Prices out to about $30/month for a household of two.
- Reverse Osmosis Filtration - The only type of water filtration that removes chlorine, fluoride and pharmaceuticals. It will remove some of the mineral content as well, so you may want to add minerals back in with a bit of Himalayan or similar salt. Reverse Osmosis units can be installed at home for a few hundred dollars. Alternatively, most Whole Foods and natural food stores will have bulk water filling stations with reverse osmosis filtered water. Since I live about 45 minutes from the closest spring, I don't make it out there every month. When this is the case I bring my four 5-gallon bottles into Whole Foods and stock up for the month.
I'll be the first to admit that it can be a hassle making sure you have high-quality drinking water every month. But the unfortunate reality is - tap water is mildly toxic, and most filtration systems do little to improve the quality. Getting serious about the water you put in your body will have a significant positive impact over time. Over the course of months, the lack of chlorinated and fluoridated water will allow your gut flora to return to a healthy balance. This will be responsible for a lot of the benefit you experience. Of course, you really should be taking a probiotic supplement to support your gut flora as well, but that is a topic I'll take on in a coming post.
Below we see where REAL PUBLIC INTEREST writers are shouting as we do----there is nothing wrong with FLUORINE and in fact it has been HELPFUL--not HARMFUL.
These two processes above-------BROMINE BECOMES BROMATE----and TAKE THAT FLUORINE OUT -----is all far-right wing global banking 1% myth-making and propaganda these processes only occurring because of FAILED ENGINEERING.
'A consistent message
Adding fluoride to tap water to prevent tooth decay is one of our greatest public health achievements, with evidence gathered over more than 60 years showing it works and is safe. This latest review, tailored to Australia, adds to that evidence'.
Four myths about water fluoridation and why they’re wrong
July 11, 2017 11.25pm EDTAuthor
- Matthew Hopcraft Clinical Associate Professor, Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne
Matthew Hopcraft has received research funding from the Australian Dental Research Foundation, Victorian Department of Human Services, Alzheimer's Australia, Dental Health Services Victoria, Google Australia and the Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society. He is affiliated with the Australian Dental Association (Victorian Branch), SugarFree Smiles and SugarByHalf.
Evidence gathered over 60 years about adding fluoride to drinking water has failed to convince some people this major public health initiative is not only safe but helps to prevent tooth decay.
Myths about fluoridated water persist. These include fluoride isn’t natural, adding it to our water supplies doesn’t prevent tooth decay and it causes conditions ranging from cancer to Down syndrome.
Now the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is in the process of updating its evidence on the impact of fluoridated water on human health since it last issued a statement on the topic in 2007.
Its draft findings and recommendations are clear cut:
NHMRC strongly recommends community water fluoridation as a safe, effective and ethical way to help reduce tooth decay across the population.
It came to its conclusion after analysing the evidence and issuing a technical report for those wanting more detail.
Here are four common myths the evidence says are wrong.
1. Fluoride isn’t natural
Fluoride is a naturally occurring substance found in rocks that leaches into groundwater; it’s also found in surface water. The natural level of fluoride in the water varies depending on the type of water (groundwater or surface) and the type of rocks and minerals it’s in contact with.
Fluoride is found in all natural water supplies at some concentration. Ocean water contains fluoride at around 1 part per million, about the same as levels of fluoridated drinking water in Australia.
There are many places in Australia where fluoride occurs naturally in the water supply at optimum levels to maintain good dental health. For example, both Portland and Port Fairy in Victoria have naturally occurring fluoride in their water at 0.7-1.0 parts per million.
The type of fluoride commonly found in many rocks and the source of the naturally occurring fluoride ion in water supplies is calcium fluoride.
The three main fluoride compounds generally used to fluoridate water are: sodium fluoride, hydrofluorosilicic acid (hexafluorosilicic acid) and sodium silicofluoride. All these fully mix (dissociate) in water, resulting in the availability of fluoride ions to prevent tooth decay.
So regardless of the original compound source, the end result is the same – fluoride ions in the water.
2. Fluoridated water doesn’t work
Evidence for water fluoridation dates back to US studies in the 1940s, where dental researchers noticed lower levels of tooth decay in areas with naturally occurring fluoride in the water supply.
This prompted a study involving the artificial fluoridation of water supplies to a large community, and comparing the tooth decay rates to a neighbouring community with no fluoride.
The trial had to be discontinued after six years because the benefits to the children in the fluoridated community were so obvious it was deemed unethical to not provide the benefits to all the children, and so the control community water supply was also fluoridated.
Further reading: How fluoride in water helps prevent tooth decay
Since then, consistently we see lower levels of tooth decay associated with water fluoridation, and the most recent evidence, from Australia and overseas, supports this.
The NHMRC review found children and teenagers who had lived in areas with water fluoridation had 26-44% fewer teeth or surfaces affected by decay, and adults had 27% less tooth decay.
A number of factors are likely to influence the variation across populations and countries, including diet, access to dental care, and the amount of tap water people drink.
3. Fluoridated water causes cancer and other health problems
The NHMRC found, there was reliable evidence to suggest water fluoridation at current levels in Australia of 0.6-1.1 parts per million is not associated with: cancer, Down syndrome, cognitive problems, lowered intelligence, hip fracture, chronic kidney disease, kidney stones, hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure, low birth weight, premature death from any cause, musculoskeletal pain, osteoporosis, skeletal fluorosis (extra bone fluoride), thyroid problems or other self-reported complaints.
This confirms previous statements from the NHMRC on the safety of water fluoridation, and statements from international bodies such as the World Health Organisation, the World Dental Federation, the Australian Dental Association and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Most studies that claim to show adverse health effects report on areas where there are high levels of fluoride occurring naturally in the water supply. This is often more than 2-10 parts per million or more, up to 10 times levels found in Australian water.
These studies are also often not of the highest quality, for example with small sample sizes and not taking into account other factors that may affect adverse health outcomes.
There is, however, evidence that fluoridated water is linked to both the amount and severity of dental fluorosis. This is caused by being exposed to excess fluoride (from any source) while the teeth are forming, affecting how the tooth enamel mineralises.
Most dental fluorosis in Australia is very mild or mild, and does not affect the either the function or appearance of the teeth. When you can see it, there are fine white flecks or lines on the teeth. Moderate dental fluorosis is very uncommon, and tends to include brown patches on the tooth surface. Severe dental fluorosis is rare in Australia.
4. Fluoridated water is not safe for infant formula
Some people are concerned about using fluoridated water to make up infant formula.
However, all infant formula sold in Australia has very low levels of fluoride, below the threshold amount of 17 micrograms of fluoride/100 kilojules (before reconstitution), which would require a warning label.
Therefore, making up infant formula with fluoridated tap water at levels found in Australian (0.6-1.1 parts per million) is safe, and does not pose a risk for dental fluorosis. Indeed, Australian research shows there is no association between infant formula use and dental fluorosis.
A consistent message
Adding fluoride to tap water to prevent tooth decay is one of our greatest public health achievements, with evidence gathered over more than 60 years showing it works and is safe. This latest review, tailored to Australia, adds to that evidence.
Lastly, we want to mention AGAIN that the RECYCLED WATER policy includes recycling sewage=====to include TOILET WATER. TEXAS is home for this process as too DESALINATION because recycled toilet water is tied to SPACE PROGRAM. They are EXTENDING this to general population under the guise of fresh water SHORTAGE.
When we see articles like the below---CA to add recycled water to reservoirs------this includes desalinated water-----recycled toilet water-----and other processes being labelled ----GREEN----SUSTAINABLE-----ENVIRONMENTAL.
Why are they doing this? Because global banking 1% CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA over just a few decades completely devastated all of US NATURAL RESOURCES tied to FRESH WATER SUPPLY.
They didn't have to devastate our US fresh water supply---they simply DIDN'T CARE. These attempts at NEW INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY surrounding recycled water is yet another FAKE NEWS---FAKE DATA as it will never manufacture enough fresh water for the needs of billions of people. REMEMBER, these US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES like GREATER LOS ANGELES are slated to bring a billion immigrants.
Because these NEW INNOVATIVE WATER projects will NOT WORK-----there will be WATER WARS----Hmmmm, wonder if LA is burying underground in TANKS----REAL FRESH WATER RESERVOIRS? Global banking 1% are BURYING TANKS for some----and creating these surface reservoirs for 99% of WE THE PEOPLE black, white, and brown citizens.
News Feature | March 14, 2018
California To Add Recycled Water To Reservoirs
By Sara Jerome,
California regulators approved new measures last week allowing treated recycled wastewater in state reservoirs.
“The regulations specify the percentage of recycled water that can be added and how long it must reside there before being treated again at a surface water treatment facility and provided as drinking water, according to the Water Board,” The San Francisco Chronicle reported.
“The decision was the culmination of a two-year public review process, which included an independent scientific review and guidance by an expert panel that determined the regulations adequately protect public health,” the report continued.
The regulations “give water agencies an important new tool in augmenting water supply,” News Deeply reported.
Miryam Barajas of the California State Water Resources Control Board classified the program as a form of indirect potable reuse.
“It's not treated recycle water that goes directly to someone's house," Barajas said, per the report. "It's highly treated."
Barajas noted that San Diego is the most equipped city in the state to carry out a sewer-to-reservoir operation, but additional states are likely to follow. California has 36 reservoirs and all of them could be affected by the decision, but it is unclear when water managers will take advantage of the new regulations.
"The regulations are now there but the infrastructure is not," she said, per the report.
California already has a variety of indirect potable reuse programs.
“Conversion of wastewater to drinking water ... already takes place in Orange County, Los Angeles and other Southern California communities. There are also demonstration projects that let people learn about and taste recycled water in such communities as Santa Clara and San Diego,” Capitol Weekly reported.
State Water Board Chair Felicia Marcus framed the new policy as an important water conservation measure.
“Cities and counties around the state are looking to stretch their local water supplies in the face of an increasingly uncertain water future,” she said. “Water efficiency and reuse are the smartest ways to help our water resources go further. Today’s action is another important step in expanding the sensible use of recycled water in California.”
LA clearly was importing DESALINATED SEA WATER from San Diego to get that BROMINE TO BROMATE contamination. Rather then learn from this ---they are going to build their own desalination plant.
NOW, the question is this-------they will end up killing the OZONE AND UV process which worked well for several decades to try to FORCE these processes that they have not even DEVELOPED.
We will definitely be told down the road that these PATENTED PRODUCTS did not work---those PATENTED products did not work------but billions of dollars were made in this process.
SOOOOOOOOO much natural resources are being used and depleted in this never-ending FAILED ENGINEERING------brought to us by CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA----BLIND AMBITION courtesy of a SHIP OF FOOLS.
Public consultation opens on Los Angeles' first large seawater desalination project
28 March 2018, source desalination.biz
West Basin Municipal Water District, California, US, has issued a draft environmental impact review (EIR) for a large size desalination plant.
The new desalination plant is proposed for El Segundo, and will serve the whole of the West Basin district of Los Angeles County, US
If approved, the plant will be the first large seawater desalination facility in Los Angeles County.
The draft EIR outlines proposals for a $380 million desalination plant to produce 20 million gallons a day (76,000 m3/d) of water, with potential to expand up to 60 million gallons a day (227,000 m3/d). The plant would be located on the site of El Segundo Generating Station, on the border of Manhattan Beach, and would supply 11 per cent of West Basin’s water demand.
The document details “areas of controversy and issues to be resolved,” including the impacts on marine life of ocean intake technologies, and brine discharge, as well as energy requirements and greenhouse emissions, project siting, impacts on economic growth, alternatives to the project, and impacts when combined with other existing and proposed coastal developments.
Public consultation meetings are scheduled for 25 April 2018 and 12 May 2018, and comments may be submitted in writing by 25 May 2018, after which the West Basin board of elected directors, and numerous environmental regulators, must approve the project.
If our US 99% WE THE PEOPLE think broadly about these WATER PUBLIC POLICIES-----we KNOW the FAKE NEWS CIVIL UNREST CIVIL WAR propaganda in social media and national mainstream media is PROPAGANDA.
This event has made the rounds highlighting CORTEZ VS TRUMP selling the idea that TRUMP is forcing immigrants at the border---TEXAS AND CALIF ---to drink TOILET WATER. To what all this REALLY refers ----is RECYCLED TOILET WATER is hitting both TEXAS AND CALIF reservoirs and EVERYONE----99 % WE THE PEOPLE AND NEW TO US IMMIGRANTS are drinking TOILET WATER.
No doubt, FAKE OUR REVOLUTION for only the global 1% ----BERNIE SANDERS-----CORTEZ--TURNER------WARREN will be out in force to say-----if IMMIGRANTS are drinking TOILET WATER so should our US 99 % of WE THE PEOPLE black, white, and brown-----drinking toilet water will be a civil right ----bringing those UPPITY FIRST WORLD AMERICAN CITIZENS down to third world.
CORTEZ is a raging far-right wing global banking 1% OLD WORLD SPANISH KINGS who without coincidence are tied to LA WATER SYSTEM via global SUEZ CORPORATION.
Below we see CBS-----local news pretending to VERITAS ------find TRUTH in what is STAGED PROPAGANDA. They don't talk about the fact this is STAGED---nor do mention RECYCLED TOILET WATER has already hit TEXAS AND CALIF reservoirs.
VERIFY: Are migrants forced to drink toilet water in US detention facilities?
On Tuesday, images of overcrowding in the detention facilities were released by the office of the inspector general.
Author: Heather Hope, Reporter
Published: 7:34 PM PDT July 2, 2019
Updated: 7:34 PM PDT July 2, 2019
Some lawmakers who toured a migrant facility in Texas have reported disturbing details on what they saw inside. On Tuesday, images of overcrowding in the detention facilities were released by the office of the inspector general.
News 8’s Heather Hope looked to separate the truth from fiction when it comes to treatment in the facilities in this VERIFY report.
As members of Congress toured Texas border detention facilities, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made this startling claim: "These women were being told by CBP officers to drink out of the toilet."
So, we looked to verify: is border patrol forcing immigrants to drink from the toilet?
Customs Border Protection says that claim is FALSE. In a statement CBP wrote: "they're drinking potable water from the sink attached to the toilet."
An image shows, it is a 2-in-1 setup with a stainless-steel toilet bowl right at the bottom, connected to a sink directly on top of it.
San Diegans shouted to shut down the shelters at the Otay Mesa detention center on Tuesday with complaints of overcrowding.
We wanted to verify: how crowded are some U.S. detention facilities?
The inspector general says claims of packed shelters are true with the pictures to prove it showing overcrowded families inside the Texas shelters in June wearing aluminum foil blankets.
Border Patrol statistics show the Rio Grande Valley has the highest volume on the southwest border, with over 223,000 apprehensions in the first eight months of 2019. This total number marking a 124% increase compared to the same time last year.
"There is no need to dehumanize individuals who are just seeking a better life,” protester Uriel Murillo.