RE: reclaimed water
I have heard that asphalt roofing is not safe to collect rain water from for
use on food crops.
I also believe that in the not-too-distant future we won't have the choice,
re: our wasteful water-use habits combined with population growth and
Many people worldwide are already in this situation, including in the U.S.
Last summer's drought pushed several Virginia farmers to suicide, since
their farms were essentially destroyed.
"Waste not, want not" may be a cliche, but its better than having no water
to drink, bathe, grow food... live.
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> We are starting a community garden in Tucson AZ and are planning to use
> reclaimed water. We have some concern about the water quality affecting
> the safety of eating the veggie's produced in reclaimed water. Do you
> know of other communities using reclaimed water for food production?
> What should we be watching for in the quality of this water as far as
> water borne viruses and bacteria and minerals? Thanks you Ingrid
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