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linknotzelda
Using wastewater for irrigating crops and vegetables

Link: https://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/public-health/irrigating-vegetable...

 

I know that manure is used as a fertilizer so using wastewater for irrigation shouldn't be so scary. However,  given the kind of chemicals and super bacterias we have these days, I think they might be better off using a filtering system of some sort to clean the water a bit before it's used for irrigation.

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SilentMan

Well yeah, the problem is they are not using any filters. I understand urban farming is trending all over the world and I'm glad people are trying to help those less fortunate without food that way, but cities or government really should educate people. I mean, how hard can it be to print flyers with few sentences saying - wastewater is big no-no. I'm sure people are not doing that on purpose but because that's the best they know. 

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linknotzelda

Given how this is in Africa though, I wonder if they even have the infrastructure for water treatment in the area. People could be doing it simply because there's no other water source available.

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DJohnny

A basic filtering system like you guys mentioned is really crucial for this. Using dirty water might do more damage than good, so it's best to be on the safe side.

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NateDiaz

It's a good way to recycle water, but we just need to be sure that it will not damage the crops in any way.

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