ArgBarFan asked in EnvironmentConservation · 2 months ago

When we pour water down on the sink, where does the water go?

Does it get saved, or get wasted? 

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  • 2 months ago
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    Depends on where you live.

    In most places, wastewater has historically been treated to remove potential pollutants, then sent down the river.

    In recent years, places where fresh water supplies are limited, but where the city can afford the additional processing, wastewater is treated and reused for non-potable purposes.  In Orlando, Florida for example, recycled wastewater is used for irrigation on municipal roadside and median landscaping.

  • Anonymous
    1 week ago

    the detention pond

  • Anonymous
    1 week ago

    It goes into the sewer pipe where do do goes too all the water mixes together and re-cleans and you have drinking water and shower water again it is all the same now a days! 

  • 1 month ago

    It pours onto the shell of Great A'Tuin.

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  • 2 months ago

    water is never wasted where ever it goes.

    its kinda impossible. its not man made.

  • 2 months ago

    That depends. My house has a separate grey-water system, so the water goes through the soil to my pond. Most houses have a single system, sending the water to a septic tank and then to the soil or through a sewage main to the wastewater treatment plant and, after treatment, to the nearest body of water. A few use the effluent for irrigation of forests or grassland.

  • In the sewage. The soil absorbs it or it goes back to open water.

  • 2 months ago

    it gets saved because all water is holy water blessed upon us by god.

  • 2 months ago

    I'm hoping that not stirring up the waters of that nature you don't want people to get so worked up that the people doing a good job feel appreciated..

  • Mog
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    That depends on your city’s wastewater setup. Smaller cities just pump all the water from the drains into a sewage lagoon outside of town where the water runs through several stabilization ponds that filter the water naturally and it is left to just evaporate. Larger cities will run the wastewater through a treatment plant and put the treated water back into the water supply. 

  • 2 months ago

    It goes back to be filtered and purified I think 

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