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At some Philly homes, toilets get flushed into the city's drinking water source
03-26-2018, 05:15 PM #1
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Quote:Two weeks ago, Joe Ferretti, a Philadelphia Water Department supervisor, pried open a manhole cover next to a scenic Schuylkill River bank, flicked on a flashlight, and peered down.

Ferretti saw evidence that sewage was flowing freely into the river at a stone outfall known as S050204.

In some Philadelphia homes, human waste, shower water, dirty dish grease, and other stuff that belongs in the sanitary sewer system is going down the wrong pipe, sending it to waterways that feed the Delaware River — the city’s primary source of drinking water.

More: http://www.philly.com/philly/health/envi...80321.html

damned.gif It does get filtered before it's turned to drinking water, but still, cleaning products, grease etc. going in the water supply can't be good.
03-26-2018, 05:26 PM #2
Baron Samedi Vodou Man
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Philly always was a sh*thole.
03-26-2018, 05:29 PM #3
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Makes me wonder what the truth about every big old city is...

What is the real toxicity of places like Paris or London?

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03-26-2018, 07:41 PM #4
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(03-26-2018, 05:29 PM)Accidental Stoner Wrote:  Makes me wonder what the truth about every big old city is...

What is the real toxicity of places like Paris or London?

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You would not really want to know. In London and Paris, before indoor plumbing they threw buckets of waste out the windows.

gardyloo Used by people in medieval Scotland to warn passers-by of waste about to be thrown from a window into the street below. The term was still in use as late as the 1930s and 1940s, when many people had no indoor toilets.

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03-26-2018, 07:42 PM #5
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(03-26-2018, 07:41 PM)RLK Wrote:  
(03-26-2018, 05:29 PM)Accidental Stoner Wrote:  Makes me wonder what the truth about every big old city is...

What is the real toxicity of places like Paris or London?

blink.gif

You would not really want to know. In London and Paris, before indoor plumbing they threw buckets of waste out the windows.

gardyloo Used by people in medieval Scotland to warn passers-by of waste about to be thrown from a window into the street below. The term was still in use as late as the 1930s and 1940s, when many people had no indoor toilets.

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https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/gardyloo forgot link
03-26-2018, 07:51 PM #6
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I've heard of this happening, but it was years ago in Atlanta and probably is widespread scream.gif
03-26-2018, 08:41 PM #7
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(03-26-2018, 07:41 PM)RLK Wrote:  
(03-26-2018, 05:29 PM)Accidental Stoner Wrote:  Makes me wonder what the truth about every big old city is...

What is the real toxicity of places like Paris or London?

blink.gif

You would not really want to know. In London and Paris, before indoor plumbing they threw buckets of waste out the windows.

gardyloo Used by people in medieval Scotland to warn passers-by of waste about to be thrown from a window into the street below. The term was still in use as late as the 1930s and 1940s, when many people had no indoor toilets.

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03-26-2018, 09:40 PM #8
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Scary thread, strangely good find OP.
03-26-2018, 09:43 PM #9
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It's pretty disgusting, but I'm afraid this is not an isolated incident damned.gif

Maybe you really do view your poo unwittingly... before you drink it! batboy.jpg
03-27-2018, 12:46 AM #10
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03-27-2018, 10:43 AM #11
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Goodness, this makes me glad I live out in the countryside.

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03-27-2018, 11:30 AM #12
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(03-26-2018, 07:51 PM)Meh Wrote:  I've heard of this happening, but it was years ago in Atlanta and probably is widespread  scream.gif

Except that wasn't sewage pipes. It was Labor and Delivery at Grady Hospital.

What politics from both sides wants to teach us is that things are never complex. If you have your little package and something doesn't fit into that package, You don't know what to make of it so you want to dismiss it or then you will have to do the work of reconsidering your assumptions. - Michael Malice
03-27-2018, 02:36 PM #13
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(03-27-2018, 11:30 AM)Kreeper Wrote:  
(03-26-2018, 07:51 PM)Meh Wrote:  I've heard of this happening, but it was years ago in Atlanta and probably is widespread  scream.gif

Except that wasn't sewage pipes. It was Labor and Delivery at Grady Hospital.

Oh, well that's completely different gaah.gif in the worst possible way.



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