Friday, January 13, 2012

Officials Say ‘Toilet on Tap’ Wastewater Same Quality as Regular Water Supply

Mike Barrett
Activist Post

Do you think it might be possible that you’re drinking wastewater (also known as ‘toilet on tap’) and don’t even know it?

It just so happens that many Americans are, whether they know it or not.

But new federally funded research brought to you by the National Research Council says that wastewater is completely safe, if not safer than existing water supplies.

What does this say about the current state of your tap water?

Drink More Wastewater, NRC Says 

The NRC compared a sample of water taken from a normal source which had 5 percent wastewater, and a sample which had been completely treated. Around 24 different contaminants were measured for in both samples, including pathogens.

What the NRC found was that there was no difference in risk between the two samples, and that the wastewater sample had fewer pathogens. Interestingly enough, the NRC’s stance on consuming wastewater has completely changed from a little more than 1 decade ago, where they said that treated wastewater should only be consumed as a last resort.

The driving force behind the goal of the study is of course saving the water supply. As we continue to pollute our waters, less fresh water is becoming available for us to drink. More rivers, lakes, and underground aquifers are drying up as the years pass.

As bodies of water around the world continue to dry up, we’re seeing more drought conditions spread. There are dust storms in places which have never experienced them until now. As time goes by, the amount of agricultural land shrinks, and deserts are growing.

Coming up with strategies to combat the potential clean water shortage that could soon be coming is a necessary measure to take. The United States alone uses about 148 trillion gallons of fresh water each year, and 36 U.S. states are either facing water shortages right now or will soon be. 

Wastewater and Even ‘Normal’ Water is Not Safe for Your Health

However, consuming even treated wastewater should not be an option for those seeking optimal wellness. Even if the wastewater is as safe as normal drinking water, it is still not safe – and neither is normal drinking water. Water contains pharmaceuticals, birth control residues, sucralose, chlorine, and all types of harmful substances. In fact, the fluoride in the water is damaging your health and may even be lowering your IQ along with contributing to cancer. Unfortunately turning to bottled water is not such a viable option either, where you pay 2000x more than you normally would for mystery water.

A solution to these problems? A water filter or reverse osmosis water filtration system. When filtering tap water, reverse osmosis is one preferred method in removing toxic substances such as fluoride and heavy metals. It does, however, also remove natural minerals and nutrients.

Luckily a simple solution to this would be to add certain minerals to the water.  Use a mineral filter, himalayan sea salt, or even add apple cider vinegar to restore the natural nutrients back into the water.


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  3. Most Bottled Waters are Glorified Tap Water – Learn how to Hydrate the Healthy Way
  4. Residents Told to Boil Drinking Water
  5. Toxic Tap Water: Chemical Laden Water Tied to a Number of Life Threatening Diseases
  6. Scientists Uncover Truth About Fluoride and Other Water Contaminants
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Anonymous said...

Our water in Dania Beach, Florida has been compromised. We've gotten three letters from the water company saying that they're doing all they can. All three of these letters came to us between October of 2011 and January 2012. So for three months, they've been "doing something" about it, but most of us in our neighborhood have come down with a nasty bacterial infection that just won't go away. I've been sick for two months. Not one of their letters say WHAT they are doing about it, nor do they offer us any alternatives. The letters basically say just keep using the water, all will be fine.

Mark said...

look into essential oils and/or colloidal silver for fighting that infection, also some quality probiotics. And install a reverse osmosis system ASAP!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mark,
Thank you. I'm using CS and will seek info on what essential oils I may need. I've also left town.

Mark said...

If you are interested in the essential oils, I have done the research, and the best source I have found is Young Living essential oils:

Be careful when buying essential oils, because you have your man made--bad, and plant made--good. If the price is cheap, you can rest assured that it is man made. My only association with Young Living, is I buy there product, and am a satisfied customer.

And if by chance you would like to know the science of how and why essential oils work, may I suggest a book (a thick book!) by David Stewart - PH.D., D.N.M., The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple - ISBN 0-934426-99-6, a good read!

jman44 said...

Wastewater treatment has advanced greatly over the years. We can now treat watewater, chemically, biologically, physically, and with the use of high tech polymer treatments. All of that being said I would sooner use a barrel to collect rainwater and drink that than drink wastewater.

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