RE: reclaimed water
This weekend we had some Israeli visitors who were bemused by our blithe,
turn -on- the- garden- hose NYC watering practices ( we have water piped
into out garden from the NYC system courtesy of the NY Parks Dept.)
Our visitors, a back-up El Al crew in for UN festivities and former Negev
desert farmers, said that what we had spritzed in that afternoon would have
been sufficient to handle a decent crop of orange trees for a week using
their drop-by-drop root irrigation systems.
This may have been a bit of wry Israeli kibbutz humor but it gave us all
pause for thought. Water is gold.
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Monday, September 11, 2000 10:22 AM
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> Subject: RE: [cg] reclaimed water
> I have heard that asphalt roofing is not safe to collect rain water from
> use on food crops.
> I also believe that in the not-too-distant future we won't have the
> re: our wasteful water-use habits combined with population growth and
> climate change.
> 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.
> Happy gardening,
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> > Subject: [cg] reclaimed water
> > 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
> > Anderson
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