Friday, January 9, 2015

Selected Morning Star Newsclips - In case you missed them


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I believe Gyula is on the right track but perhaps a hybrid approach could be more cost effective.

Another option is to continue to use the Duteau plant to provide treated, but not finished, water by removing disinfection processes from there. Cheaper for agriculture, but still available as a good backup source for other facilities when turbidity is lower than 1 NTU. Repairing the Duteau sedimentation basin would help control turbidity levels.

Smaller communities like Lavington and Stepping Stones could install small, efficient filtration and disinfection plants to provide drinking water. They could decide themselves how to implement this: Individually or as a community? Local refill stations? Two services per residence? Trickle system for potable water? Use disinfected water for everything, including fire flow (expensive)? Separate fire hydrants and outside garden taps using unfinished Duteau water? No fire protection except from the Duteau mainline nearby? Establishing some Water Local Service Areas could determine how their choices are funded and maintained, and health warnings could then be localized rather than general.

Industrial and agricultural water users could make similar decisions about their potable water needs.

In other words, take some of the control away from the bureaucrats and return it to the populace affected. Note - the risk of getting sick by swallowing some raw shower water is extremely low around here.

Dana Mills

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