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View Poll Results: Whadyadowith Yer Urine?
Carry to a real toilet 8 20.51%
Carry ashore and dump on dirt 0 0%
Dump in water 31 79.49%
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:23   #1
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Question Sterile Urine ... Liquid Gold?

We have 30 CFers with desiccating/composting heads who voted in OG's poll. I'm more than a little curious what the others do with the separate container of urine. I feel I should hump it up to the public restroom and put it in the toilet. However, I am a realist with few illusions about where the liquid will end up so I dump my pee jug in the water under the cover of night. My town is not real fussy about these things but some counties in Florida apparently are. Thoughts on how the water cops will/would/should deal with cuisers without holding tanks?

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Re: Sterile Urine ... Liquid Gold?

Oddly enough Urine is sterile, well unless you have a UTI. So Urine does not affect water bacterial counts, or water quality. From a strictly scientific standpoint it can be dumped directly into the water with no adverse effects.
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Re: Sterile Urine ... Liquid Gold?

I was taught in Survival training that urine was only "sterile" for you, that in effect you shouldn't pee on your buddy's wound? A little Googling finds that urine may or may not be sterile in normal healthy women, but no mention of men??? This from just a curiously glance now.
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Re: Sterile Urine ... Liquid Gold?

Oh, and somehow or another it's normal, acceptable to jump in the water to pee, but do it any other way and it's not?
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I was taught in Survival training that urine was only "sterile" for you, that in effect you shouldn't pee on your buddy's wound? A little Googling finds that urine may or may not be sterile in normal healthy women, but no mention of men??? This from just a curiously glance now.
Women due to our plumbing tend to get urinary tract infections (UTI's), which is what that study had determined. IE that sometimes the urine is not sterile. I expect if someone had a STD that urine might pass that too, Though as its not a bladder infection the colony counts might be small.

Other then that, sterile is sterile.

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Re: Sterile Urine ... Liquid Gold?

How about the prescription/non-prescription drugs in urine that are being dumped into water? This is even a problem with treated effluent.
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Hell!!! People used to brush their teeth with it! It was said that the urine from a healthy Sicilian male was best for whitening the teeth. It got exported all over Europe for the rich women to keep that attractive white smile. LOL
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I hear you guys but the thrust of this thread is the US water cop angle, not the angle of the dangle. Sure, I've seen chics pee off the backstay in those halcyon days of youth. We know SC is usually on the hook but some of us are in marinas, and I'd guess most are NDZs.

I'd think the water cops will be fine with the poop not being dumped no matter how we do it but the liquid's another thing. I think the N in NDZ means no, un uh, nfw. And my composter is a portable toilet which are OK everywhere. But back to the liquid ...

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If it's sterile, why does after just a short time in a container does it begin to stink and grow "things"? Must be something in it that makes it a decent culture?
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Oddly enough Urine is sterile, well unless you have a UTI. So Urine does not affect water bacterial counts, or water quality. From a strictly scientific standpoint it can be dumped directly into the water with no adverse effects.
Urine is sterile when it leaves the kidney. But the bladder is not sterile, therefore urine is not sterile.
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How about the prescription/non-prescription drugs in urine that are being dumped into water? This is even a problem with treated effluent.
True, But treated or untreated the drugs end up in the water. Plus many of those pass through via #2.
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If it's sterile, why does after just a short time in a container does it begin to stink and grow "things"? Must be something in it that makes it a decent culture?
Yep. Kudos to whomever realized it was the urine that stinks things up.
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Its disgusting that you should put urine overboard!

Recycle it!

Drink it.
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Its 95% water.
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Its disgusting that you should put urine overboard!

Recycle it!

Drink it.
I think you're mixing it up with your home brew , understandable of course !!

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