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CaliforniaPeggy

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May 25, 2015

From today's LA Times: Toilet to Tap.

It's a technology with the potential to ease California's colossal thirst and insulate millions from the parched whims of Mother Nature, experts say.

But there's just one problem — the "yuck factor."

As a fourth year of drought continues to drain aquifers and reservoirs, California water managers and environmentalists are urging adoption of a polarizing water recycling policy known as direct potable reuse.

Unlike nonpotable reuse — in which treated sewage is used to irrigate crops, parks or golf courses — direct potable reuse takes treated sewage effluent and purifies it so it can be used as drinking water.

It's a concept that might cause some consumers to wince, but it has been used for decades in Windhoek, Namibia — where evaporation rates exceed annual rainfall — and more recently in drought-stricken Texas cities, including Big Spring and Wichita Falls.



All of it at the link: http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-toilet-to-tap-20150525-story.html#page=1
May 8, 2015

A few pictures from our visit to the Norton Simon Museum today:

Poor befuddled Adam!



Snaky conniving Eve! (Oh sure.)



Madonna and Child:



Early Renaissance Madonna and Child:



I think these bronze sculptures were by Renoir:



Outside in the Sculpture Garden:




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Name: Peggy
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