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RE: domestic wastewater reduction (was: Odor Prevention at Lift Stations)
- Subject: RE: domestic wastewater reduction (was: Odor Prevention at Lift Stations)
- From: "Malkin, Melissa" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 13:32:46 -0500
- List-Name: P2Tech
- Reply-To: "Malkin, Melissa" <email@example.com>
Sure, some of the domestic waste is a fixed quantity. But there are many
opportuntities for reducing domestic wastewater. Think about the home
water conservations steps they've been using out west for years, and are
moving East lately. Examples: various things involving toilets ("the
flapper"; low-flow retrofits for apartment buildings; tank dividers),
water-saving showerhead giveaways, public awareness campaigns, etc. A
big water waster is the top-loading washing machine -- front loaders are
signficantly more water efficient and they clean better as well -- some
jurisdictions are giving rebates on these.
These water conservation efforts are usually directed at reducing water
demand, but they also reduce wastewater generation.
Research Triangle Institute, Pollution Prevention Program
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2194
voice: (919) 541-6154 fax (919) 541 7155
From: Judy Mirro [mailto:JUDYM@dec.anr.state.vt.us]
Sent: Friday, January 29, 1999 12:08 PM
To: Tammy Allen
Subject: Re: Odor Prevention at Lift Stations
Where do I begin? Prevent pollution by preventing the wastewater?
Obviously, with industry we do our best to help them reduce at the
source, but when it comes to domestic wastes in communities...
reduction is really limited. So you end up with wastewater and you
have to deal with its inherent problems. Odors being one of them.