Your tax dollars and SEX!!!  

nightstogether 56M
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5/15/2005 3:40 am

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Your tax dollars and SEX!!!

MILWAUKEE - After spending more than $1.8 million for a temporary system to catch stray condoms slipping through a sewage treatment plant, a Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District spokesman says officials are fairly confident a majority of condoms are now being caught before they can reach Lake Michigan.

Bill Graffin commented Thursday, more than two years after a fisherman reported seeing what he called a slick of thousands of condoms floating in the lake following a heavy rainstorm in April of 2003.

Initially, a single laborer armed with a swimming pool skimmer was posted at the chlorine tanks at the Jones Island treatment plant to capture condoms that survived earlier phases of screening at the plant.

The manual scooping was supplemented during the summers of 2003 and 2004, when MMSD also had the crew of the district's 43-foot research boat fishing for condoms that made it through the plant and into the harbor.

A system of 24 large nets to catch condoms was installed early last year, but officials say they clog with algae and other debris, requiring them to be changed every two or three weeks. But district officials say the net system is meant to be only a short-term fix.

They say "bar screens" with three-quarter-inch spacing which act as a sieve at the front of the plant, where raw sewage enters, will be replaced with screens with quarter-inch spacing, but that $23 million effort is not expected to be completed until 2009.

"If we need to take more steps, we don't know what they would be," Graffin said.

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papyrina 51F
21133 posts
5/15/2005 4:22 am

a hell of alot of money for catching condoms lol,why not simply ask people not to flush them down the loo,and surely netting isn't that expensive,
more money than sense

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wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/15/2005 4:35 am

lol problem is flushing them down the loo is legally the safest method of disposal as it prevents any further use or more so misuse of the contents......

Perhaps we should be happier that billions are saved by the use of such contraception, in regards to what would otherwise be incurred in health and welfare budgets if they hadn't been used, and simply consider the need to properly filter sewerage as a good thing, if condoms are getting through how much other waste is also making its way through the system which can trap or harm our wildlife?


nightstogether 56M

5/16/2005 3:31 am

Fourth repost: This is, of course, only a temporary measure. What will the real thing cost?

Still not allowed to comment in MY OWN BLOG, AdultFriendFinder? Come on!!

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