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Name: Peggy
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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
Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Mon May 25, 2015, 02:30 PM (14 replies)

On the Verdict: Revenge is a very poor substitute for justice. Discuss...

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri May 15, 2015, 03:43 PM (142 replies)

Editorial cartoon on Jeb and W--today's LA Times.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu May 14, 2015, 02:54 PM (4 replies)

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:

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri May 8, 2015, 05:54 PM (8 replies)
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