Pooping our way to conservation?

Sadly, no. When I saw the WTOP headline Treated Sewage to Operate Power Plant I thought perhaps we’d be seeing some new system similar to burning buffalo chips. Not the case, though. This is a pretty straight-forward use of what we’d have called “gray water” in South Florida. In a nutshell it means using the water from waste sources that’s been treated well enough to water your grass but not up to drinking standards.

People sometimes get a little worked up about it but it’s perfectly safe. My alma mater used to use it to water the lawns.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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