Paradise Water Officials Looking To Supply The Town With Recycled Water

If there ever was a reason to get a Berkey water filter for your water supply, due to the questionable form of quality which it is sent to you from the sources through municipalities and even wells affected by ground water contamination this is it.

Paradise water officials hope to expand the town’s water supply by recycling water used during treatment.”When we are treating water we use some of it to flush clarifiers and we backwash filters with some of it,” said Paradise Irrigation District manager George Barber.

Instead of sending that water – called process water – to customers, Barber said, it is pumped to a pond where dirt is allowed to fall to the bottom of the pond. One the dirt has “settled out,” the water is put back into Magalia Reservoir. During treatment, the chemicals aluminum and dichlorobromomethane are used for flocculation and coagulation – getting dirt particles to stick together so they can be filtered out of the water.

However, said Barber, the state is unhappy with the amount of chemicals still left in the settled water that is put back into the reservoir. The state gave PID a five-year waiver, allowing the district to continue to operate without being fined. But, said Barber, the district has to come up with a better way to use that water within the next five years.

That leaves the district with two options, one of which is recycling the treatment water – putting that water back in the treatment plant so it can be used as drinking water. The other option is to refine the district’s treatment process altogether.

“Neither option is inexpensive,” he said. “We have a consultant on board who is helping to design a way to use that processed water in our plant again safely and not return it to Magalia reservoir.”

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Awareness and preparedness is of upmost importance whereever one lives, and the devasting events that have taken place  recently in Japan, New Zealand, Haiti and other places in the world shows that ignorance is no longer bliss, and in addition to survival, there is much one can do to make dealing with a natural disaster that much easier.
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We know the facts.  The water than comes out of  the faucet is contaminated with dangerous chemicals and even pathogens like viruses and bacteria.

Not only is this a challenge to ones health, this water can smell and taste awful. Millions of people are no longer drinking water as nature intended it, and in the majority of cases people are walking around dehydrated.

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I personally have had a water distiller for many years.  It was nice, until the motor burned out, and I was not happy with it removing all the minerals out of the water.  This left it in an acidic state where I constantly found myself having to balance the pH.

Then there are the water alkalinizers.  These are fast, (often expensive) and one thing stands out…we are not intended to consume overly alkaline water, are we?  In fact I have seen many cases where people have experimented by turning up the alkalinity (thinking if a little is good, a lot must be better) to make them extremely ill.

The convenient faucet filters do take some of the toxins out, although the job is not complete and if you have ever put them side by side with a clean, pure, mineral rich and ph appropriate water source, you taste the difference.

And then there is bottled water.  First flag that rises is, “is the water really purified, and how much?”  We have seen these companies lie to us in the past.

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It seems we are opening up to a brave new world, with disasters of catastrophic proportions which one could not have imagined: Japan, Christ Church New Zealand, Haiti, Hurricane Katrina and Indonesia. This does not include the seasonal hurricane and tornado , as well as flooding and other catastrophe’s in the US either.

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