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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Solutions to Water Operating Expenses and Rates - Public Meeting July 7 & 8 2015 - City Hall
by Richard Clement
Meetings regarding Detroit's water rates will be held on July 8th and 9th at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center on the 13th floor. Time will be 2pm Wednesday and TBA on Thursday. While addressing the budget shortfall regarding the water rates, other alternatives and construction projects needed that will improve the public good will be discussed. Suggestions like turning liquid waste water into drinking water and creating fertilizer from solid waste products are some ideas that will offset the expenses of providing clean water. Cities in Michigan like Lansing Michigan has a sewer/rain water separation project that has cleaned up the environment. (Lansing Michigan CSO sewage separation project)
Examples are Cities like Milwaukee Wisconsin that create a fertilizer project by the name of Milogranite (Wiki Definition) that they sell at the local Home Depot, and other hardware stores.
Cash from Sewer Waste: Milwaukee's Best! www.milogranite.com
If we can have water filtration systems in the Space Station for Astronauts, we can use this same technology in Detroit. There is a company in Israel that has a process of converting water from air (click here to see water from air). Otherwise, they convert their liquid waste into water because they live in a desert that is not near a fresh water source like the Great Lakes. (click here to see water created from waste) The Great Lakes has 40% of the worlds fresh water and people in Texas and California would love to build a pipeline to Michigan to use it.
Water is an issue so much that the old Johnson Recreation Center in Detroit MI has to be rebuilt because of the 1950’s plumbing inside of it that cost the City of Detroit one million dollars a month to operate.
Therefore, If you want your voice to be heard, stay tuned to Council member Pro Tem Cushingberry, and the Detroit City Council for more information or watch City Council live stream on Demand (Click Here to watch City of Detroit TV)