pmaggie wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:25 am
KiteGirl, the point is not to leave the water polluted and live happy with it. The point is that on our lake there are few spots and, as Fland wrote, the local authorities in case of serious pollution have one choice only: to close the spot. Then, the Mayor of the city has to find a lot of money to build a new and more efficient water depuration plant (it can take years, from the moment they find the money of course, that is not tomorrow morning). As a result, the spot will simply be closed forever.
It is not a good thing to swim in polluted water, but since the choice is between kiting in polluted water and not kiting at all, personally I prefer the first solution. Fortunately, our lake is very clean due to the fact that there are two rivers coming in from the mountains, but we too sometimes have problems with defective depuration plants.
You are missing the point that kitegirls is trying to make. She want's to reduce the chance of a bacterial infection from ocean water at Kanaha to ZERO. And there are a few methods for working towards that.
1. Depopulate Maui to zero permanent residents and all visitors must take all human waste with them to be disposed elsewhere.
2. Require all visiting water users to wear sealed suits so that humans have no direct contact with the water.
3. Dump chlorine into the use area to ensure that most bacteria is eliminated from other sources, as well as from any accidental human contact.
4. Build an ozone generation plant to purify the water by filtration/ozonation at the beach so that naturally and "newly resistant" strains of bacteria that survives the chlorine, are also eliminated.
5. No children under 16 should be allowed to enter the water, suit or not, as they are a potential contamination hazard.
6. No children in diapers should be allowed on the island, period.
Also, I would suggest suing the state/county for 100million dollars, then donating that back to them to fix the sewage treatment plant. Then sue them again for another 100million dollars, donate that back to them so that they actually have enough money to fix the problem. - Sorry for the AOC math, and not trying to get political - stupid is just stupid no matter what side you are on.
And take a few biology courses. You may learn some interesting things about the amount of contaminants in even the air, or even inside of certain parts of the human body, that could make you worry less about seawater. Or possibly, more.
Then make sure you eat health food (not the kind that is actually more contaminated with bacteria than regular food), live to the ripe old age of 98, so that you can be lying in a rest home not knowing what you are dying of.
I will die sometime sooner, but absolutely aware of what is killing me - it will be the price of enjoying life and taking risks.
I am not saying that nothing should be done, but don't ruin it for everyone else
. Most children learn that rule of life by 5years old or so. But a few seem to never grasp that concept, even into adulthood.