Why do we pee into clean water?

And I know that I'm really not providing that much detail, but I just think that was a really cool lecture. And why do we pee into clean water? Please tell me why. Anyway, I have less than 10 seconds left, so thank you so much for listening to my weird rants about this. Anyway, have a great rest of your day

#Architechture #sustainability #wastemanagment #UCberkeley #wastemanagement

Noa Lily
@Noalily · 1:24

all about dat grey water

And I'm also really curious about, and I don't know if you know what this is, but like, Gray water systems, basically, what you do is you take the water that you use when you wash your hands and when you shower, and then that's reused back instead of going through pipes, going to the ocean, it instead is used in your toilets
Chloe Kaminskas
@chlomonsta · 1:26

@Noalily u rock

And so I feel kind of silly now that I made this podcast as to why we're being clean water, because evidently, as you've just enlightened me, we are peeing into Gray water, which is just recycled water. So I actually feel a lot better. And I'm really glad that I posted this because I was honestly feeling so confused. And I was like, Why are we peeing into clean water? And now I just feel a lot better. And I wonder what uses
Sudha Varadarajan
@sudha · 1:09
And this can be millions of gallons saved. The suggestion by Noah to use Gray water was great. And I was also then thinking about how airplanes just use vacuum socks. There's no water in the case of airplane toilets. And maybe those are things that we should start looking at for homes as well, some sort of a vacuum mechanism, plus Gray water systems. But this is a brilliant one. Just wanted to say thank you. It's new something for me to think about
Tim Ereneta
@Tim · 1:46

gray water and sewage in the east bay

In Albany, El Cerrito, Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville, it all goes there and they clean it out before they put the water back into the Bay. But here's what I learned, which is fascinating. All that sludge they pull out of the water from sewers and our toilets. First, they digest it with bacteria and the methane they produce with that powers the entire plant. They get 100% of their energy from the waste they treat. That's awesome
Niki Ebrahimnejad
@N1kkums · 0:07
Hi, Tim. I didn't know about grey water like that. Or bacteria as a Biomater
Sontaia Briggs
@PKBriggs · 0:17

This was very educational 🤓🤓🤩 thank you!

Hi, Chloe. Thank you for starting this conversation. This was really, really informative, not things that I thought about at all. But when you mention it, it's like, Why would you do that? But then they don't. So that's a good relief to know. Thank you. This is good
Chloe Kaminskas
@chlomonsta · 0:48

@Tim connections to sustainability!

And the fact that they then sorry, I'm out of breath. I'm walking up to Piedmont right now, so I'm a little out of breath. And then how they take the waste and then turn that into fertilizer for all the plants. And such is just such a cool and interesting outlook on that. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a great rest of your day