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Old 19-07-2019, 16:21   #1
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Don't flush that blackwater!

Your gallon or so might contaminate the contamination! At least a yearly event up here... :
Puget Sound beaches closed due to 3 million-gallon sewage spill
Three Kitsap County beaches are also closed because of the spill.
https://www.king5.com/article/news/l...7-0cab9d846970
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Old 19-07-2019, 16:34   #2
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Re: Don't flush that blackwater!

Linky no work.

I hope someone is in the poo for letting that happen.

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Old 19-07-2019, 17:23   #3
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Re: Don't flush that blackwater!

So when you flush, your actually drawing sewage in to your boat. Ewwwww
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Old 19-07-2019, 17:56   #4
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Don't flush that blackwater!

Seems they are only closing for four days? 18 to 22 July?
I guess three million gallons isnít all that bad if itís cleared up in four days?

3 million gallons is apparently not all that much, Atlanta has spilled 40 million gallons it seems
https://www.ajc.com/news/local-govt-...qnwwSB51r7xTL/

Actually if you google sewage spills, they are pretty common, especially in Georgia that is up in arms cause boats may be dumping gallons of sewage, oh the horror 🤭

Albany ga, my home town
https://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Res...486741041.html
Valdosta has been famous for it forever, 2.3 million gallons in 2017? Not bad for a small town eh?
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Gotta stop those boats though, you know save Georgiaís environment !
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So when you flush, your actually drawing sewage in to your boat. Ewwwww
Horrible thought isn't it and it can happen if we are moored to a pontoon with a current which flows from stern to bows.

Mind you, mention an airhead system to anyone in England and they are also likely to say Ewwwww
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Old 20-07-2019, 09:50   #6
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Re: Don't flush that blackwater!

Ignorance is bliss, outta site outta mind.

People only care if they are forced to think about it.

Most would never choose to put themselves in a situation where they have to think about it.
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Re: Don't flush that blackwater!

These massive spills seem to happen at least once a year around here.
I am just looking at hundreds of crab pots right in the area where the spill originated... all those crabs will end up on some dinner tables...
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Re: Don't flush that blackwater!

I wonder what the ratio of human vs sea lion poo is.
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These massive spills seem to happen at least once a year around here.

I am just looking at hundreds of crab pots right in the area where the spill originated... all those crabs will end up on some dinner tables...

How about Oysters that are filter feeders. Those links I gave on Ga usually empty into the Flint River that empties into Applachicola bay, a large portion of the US Oysters apparently come from there.
Then add that many people eat them raw.
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Re: Don't flush that blackwater!

My main point was they go nuts over a few gallons from your boat, but this is normal up here. Not just this one spill, Seattle does it regularly in the multi millions...
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I wonder what the ratio of human vs sea lion poo is.

Or the ratio of sea lion to Seal poo?
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I wonder what the ratio of human vs sea lion poo is.

Mostly off the point. Different pathogens.
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Re: Don't flush that blackwater!

Victoria, British Columbia still pumps millions of gallons of raw sewage into their coastal waters every day which has created a dead zone on the seafloor and the surrounding waters.

Supposedly they are finally building a sewage treatment plant scheduled to begin operating in 2020 or 2021 but at this point, it just seems like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic to me.

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Are there any cities that deal with this issue well?
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Re: Don't flush that blackwater!

I am just looking at hundreds of crab pots right in the area where the spill originated... all those crabs will end up on some dinner tables..

And there's no problem with that because crabs, oysters, clams and other shellfish are mother nature's waste treatment plants. I read several years ago that the sea life who inhabit just 10 acres of tidal flats can completely clean the waste from a human population of 100,000 every 24 hours. Over-fishing oysters, coupled with a virus that interferes with their reproduction, is one contributor to Chesapeake Bay pollution--albeit a minor one compared to the runoff from farms going into the rivers that feed the Bay.


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