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Offline jimbocz

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https://www.tideway.london/news/media-centre/major-sewage-discharges-to-river-thames/

This happens all the time and is the grossest thing in the world!  WTF? 

Does this happen in the States?  Seems like it would be seriously illegal

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Re: Dumping Sewage into the Thames like it's Medieval Times
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 11:07:26 AM »
Yep. The beaches in Buffalo were pretty much never safe, and a stream was almost dead from algae due to sewage overflow. Its gross and smelly.
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Re: Dumping Sewage into the Thames like it's Medieval Times
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 11:29:19 AM »
To think American's think the UK is so glamorous!

Come swim in our rivers with over 50 swimming pools full of feces.

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Re: Dumping Sewage into the Thames like it's Medieval Times
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 05:16:56 PM »
They can put a man on the moon...
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Re: Dumping Sewage into the Thames like it's Medieval Times
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 07:48:41 PM »
It's sad how common it is for cities to dump raw sewage into local rivers when it rains.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/02/nyregion/new-york-reduce-water-use-in-rainstorms-flush.html

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Re: Dumping Sewage into the Thames like it's Medieval Times
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 08:57:48 PM »
https://www.tideway.london/news/media-centre/major-sewage-discharges-to-river-thames/

This happens all the time and is the grossest thing in the world!  WTF? 

Does this happen in the States?  Seems like it would be seriously illegal

I don't even want to click this link and read it as I feel like I will just get irate.

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Re: Dumping Sewage into the Thames like it's Medieval Times
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2018, 10:03:53 PM »
Blech ><. I work for a water company, you should see some of the stuff that they pull out of sewer pipes. A few years back we did a regional thing to stop companies from dumping grease etc down the drains because it’s nasty.

UK water is gross. I’m amazed what’s allowed to go back into rivers. And the amount of led pipes that still exist.


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Re: Dumping Sewage into the Thames like it's Medieval Times
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2018, 12:26:57 AM »
Not supposed to be raw sewage, but water that’s gone through a treatment plant and is “clean” has to go somewhere. I think there’s problems everywhere on defining what “clean” means and monitoring it.


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Re: Dumping Sewage into the Thames like it's Medieval Times
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 06:01:47 AM »
Not supposed to be raw sewage, but water that’s gone through a treatment plant and is “clean” has to go somewhere.


I don't know how you read these articles and decide the problem is the release of water that's been through a treatment plant, but no, nobody is up in arms about that.

I think there’s problems everywhere on defining what “clean” means and monitoring it.

Again, these articles are not talking about water that has been treated. The words they're using are ones like "untreated" and "household sewage." If you want to drink it, though, please feel free; just wander on down to the bank of the Thames or Hudson.

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Re: Dumping Sewage into the Thames like it's Medieval Times
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2018, 11:20:28 AM »
I think there’s problems everywhere on defining what “clean” means and monitoring it.
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