Of course what you propose is ludicrous. Most waste water treatment plants discharge to public waterways. We have to understand that this is not pure drinking water they are discharging but water that is treated to a point where it will dilute when added to the streams and rivers finally rendering it nonhazardous. That is the basis for modern waste water treatment.
If you are looking to get waste water to be as pure as drinking water, or even as clear as the Cape Fear river water is(Yuk), then you'd better be prepared to pay a LOT more to CFPUA. It's the nature of the beast.
They are located on water ways for ease of discharge.......and under normal circumstances what they discharge is MUCH cleaner than what they take in.
Of course this was NOT normal - but is becoming way to commonplace for CFPUA.
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