SAFE is defined by committee and guess what … You and I are not on that committee nor do we have an authentic voice in any discussion

…We truly need to comprehend that term “reclaimed wastewater” is subject to a host of definitions … know this … in metro Phoenix we have to one degree or another been drinking reclaimed wastewater for decades and especially since receiving CAP water…

…Coloraod River water receives wastewater residue from many locales it passes and especially form Las Vegas … so what’s new…???

…How about America does not have … Arizona does NOT possess the technology to REMOVE all harmful chemicals and related ingredients in even our most technologically sophisticated wastewater treatment facilities to render them SAFE…

…SAFE is defined by committee and guess what … You and I are not on that committee nor do we have an authentic voice in any discussion.


Reclaimed wastewater could soon be coming to Valley households



Lexi Sutter  …9:06 PM, Oct 23, 2017 …8:37 AM, Oct 24, 2017  ..Reclaimed water could soon be reaching your kitchen sink. Reclaimed water, or wastewater, has been used in Arizona for agriculture and irrigation, but never for human consumption. Earlier this month, the Governor’s Regulatory Review Council approved new regulations that will allow approved facilities to purify reclaimed water for drinking water.

Trevor Baggiore, the Water Quality Division Manager for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, said there is no need for people to worry.   "State of the Art technology can take any type of water and purify it to any standard," Baggiore explained.

That technology will be up to cities to purchase and implement. No one in Arizona has it yet.  When a city is ready, it will have to apply and get approval from ADEQ. The reclaimed water will have to meet national and state standards before it ever makes it to consumers.

Baggiore said the dry, desert environment is the major reason for taking this step. The new regulations go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018,  but Baggiore does not think cities will be prepared to process reclaimed water for at least a year.

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