Alternative Wastewater Treatment Plants

Learn the benefits of this alternative wastewater treament plant for the health of our planet and drinking water.


| May/June 1970



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Wastewater is commonly pumped into ponds, streams and oceans before it has had the chance to be properly purified.


PHOTO: FOTOLIA/TOMYKAK

OK, gang. Let's face it. We're all in favor of ecology and saving the planet and all those things . . . but it's a Royal drag, right? I mean, like, it's a lot of fun to tell the Tennessee Valley Authority to stop strip-mining Kentucky and it's great to demand that General Motors cut production of those smog-belching monsters . . . as long as you and I don't have to give up our electricity and our automobiles, right?

Of course, if we were really sincere in our protests, no protest would be necessary. Because we — you and I —  just wouldn't buy all that steel unless it could be manufactured "clean" . . . and we wouldn't use the detergents with phosphates . . . and there would be no market for all those aluminum cans and throw-away wrappers. And — to both save our precious resources and drastically cut those mountains of waste — we'd find ways to recycle everything we use.

Alright. Let's stop and dream a minute: Wouldn't it be beautiful if we could — for once and all — combine the best of both worlds: Live in perfect harmony with nature and enjoy the fruits of technology. Set up a homestead or a commune or a whole community, say, way back in the hills . . . with electric lights and running water . . . but no smog, no polluted streams and no poisoned land.

Got the picture? It's what most of us really want, isn't it? The Pure Life . . . with just a little sin on the side. Makes a pretty castle up there in the air, doesn't it? OK. As Thoreau advised, let's put a foundation under it.

How would you like to kill a whole flock of modern problems with one stone: Dispose of all organic waste quickly, easily and naturally; take a giant step toward conserving our precious fresh water; cut air pollution in half; save personal and tax money; and receive a double bonus of rich fertilizer and absolutely free power to boot!

That free power, by the way, can be siphoned off in any form you want: Heat for your home, an industrial furnace, electrical energy, nearly pollution-free automobile fuel . . . you name it. Furthermore — if the bumbling politicos in your area refuse to process waste with the simple system that makes this possible — you can set up your own disposal on a village, commune, family farm or individual basis. We're going to tell you how.





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