Monday, November 28, 2011
Water Recycling in Tal Shahar
Yesterday I went to Tal Shahar moshav (named after Roosevelt's adviser Morgenthau: Morgen - morning = shahar; Thau - dew = tal) to some water design project. The gas station at the entrance of the moshav has solved the disposal of its wastewaters (pic). In our extreme concern for groundwater resource contamination, gas stations are monitored and severely punished for any drop of motor oil or gas that reaches the aquifer. Now this station has no connection to the municipal sewage system. The problem has been solved by recycling the water in irrigation of two basins made of polyethilene sheets (pic) and filled with volcanic stones. The plants are healthy but there is also an irrigation system with drinking water. So I cant know if it is real 100% recycling or it is a show for the benefit of "green" customers or regulators. May be age makes me too skeptical of this ecologycal business.