Pooping our way to conservation?

Sadly, no. When I saw the WTOP headline Treated Sewage to Operate Power Plant I thought perhaps we’d be seeing some new system similar to burning buffalo chips. Not the case, though. This is a pretty straight-forward use of what we’d have called “gray water” in South Florida. In a nutshell it means using the water from waste sources that’s been treated well enough to water your grass but not up to drinking standards.

People sometimes get a little worked up about it but it’s perfectly safe. My alma mater used to use it to water the lawns.

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