I smell a rat

A Perspective … in the end it’s all about disclosure & transparency

When the food industry … dominated by Mon$anto and Cargill and friends …

Back any food-safety bill it’s past the time for you and me to ask for full disclosure and transparency …

I smell a rat …

this is code for

A Perspective … in the end it’s all about disclosure & transparency

Beware this is code for … toilet to tap … without disclosure and without transparency …

    Reclaimed Water: The ‘Right Water for the Right Use’

6 am | Updated: 9:18 am, Wed Nov 24, 2010.

Reclaimed water, sometimes called recycled water, is wastewater from a water reclamation facility (WRF) that has been treated to a quality suitable for beneficial purposes.

Direct reuse and aquifer recharge of reclaimed water is essential for sustainability and water conservation, and in the City of Peoria’s case, contributes to a significant portion of the City’s renewable water portfolio.

Class A reclaimed water is wastewater that has undergone secondary treatment, filtration, and disinfection. All of the City’s WRFs- Butler Drive, Beardsley and Jomax- produce HIGHLY treated reclaimed water, classified as A+, because the plants have additional processes that remove nitrogen compounds below the drinking water limit of 10 mg/L.

Monitoring and testing are routinely performed to ensure the quality of reclaimed water is compliant with all water quality and safety regulations.

As with drinking water, the quality of reclaimed water is regulated by the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and the Maricopa County Environmental Services Department.

Although reclaimed water is of high quality, it is not designed to meet all of the drinking water standards. However, Class A+ water is the highest water quality criteria established by ADEQ so that incidental contact poses no significant health concern for humans or animals.

Benefits of Peoria’s Reclaimed Water
• Reduces stress on drinking water supplies and potable water infrastructure, because it can be used for the majority of outdoor water demand, replacing the need for potable water. This is why the City promotes reclaimed water uses, the “Right Water for the Right Use”

• Costs less than drinking water – in Peoria, it’s currently one third the cost
Peoria’s Reclaimed Water Can Be Used For:

• Irrigation of
• Food crops
• Vegetable and herb gardens
• Turf, including open access, residential, commercial, school, and HOA landscapes
• Vehicle and equipment washing
• Street-sweeping operations
• Power generation
• Decorative fountains
• Fire protection systems
• Dust control
• Aquifer recharge
• Cooling for a variety of industrial processes

Peoria’s Reclaimed Water Cannot Be Used For:
• Body-contact recreation (including swimming pools)
• Cooking or drinking