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Storm Drain Emptying into the Atlantic Ocean
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Jun 21, 2019 07:00:33   #
yssirk123 Loc: New Jersey
 
I liked the contrast of the reddish pipe against the sand and water. There is some controversy about these drains, as they bypass sewage treatment plants and empty the untreated water directly into the ocean.

Looks best in download view.


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Jun 21, 2019 07:02:13   #
angler Loc: St Helens Lancashire England
 
Good shot Bill.

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Jun 21, 2019 07:06:09   #
frankraney Loc: clovis, ca
 
yssirk123 wrote:
I liked the contrast of the reddish pipe against the sand and water. There is some controversy about these drains, as they bypass sewage treatment plants and empty the untreated water directly into the ocean.

Looks best in download view.


Nice one Bill. I love the sky... And your right, the red does something for it.

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Jun 21, 2019 07:06:47   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
yssirk123 wrote:
I liked the contrast of the reddish pipe against the sand and water. There is some controversy about these drains, as they bypass sewage treatment plants and empty the untreated water directly into the ocean.

Looks best in download view.


Some people don't like raw sewage being dumped into the ocean? They must like going to the beach and swimming.

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Jun 21, 2019 07:12:48   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA
 
jerryc41 wrote:
Some people don't like raw sewage being dumped into the ocean? They must like going to the beach and swimming.


STORM drains... Run-off from streets. Same thing that runs into rivers.
They don't treat run-off.
NOT sewage from anyone's house.
BIG difference.

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Jun 21, 2019 07:20:11   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA
 
yssirk123 wrote:
I liked the contrast of the reddish pipe against the sand and water. There is some controversy about these drains, as they bypass sewage treatment plants and empty the untreated water directly into the ocean.

Looks best in download view.


I don't know of any location that treats surface run-off.

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Jun 21, 2019 07:21:43   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA
 
(( Y'all do realize that there are TWO sets of drain pipes in the ground, right? ))

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Jun 21, 2019 07:24:31   #
Harl-Man
 
Our son and his family live in California within walking distance from the ocean. There are hundreds of miles of what look to be empty canals that are used to divert rain water from the city street catch basins back into the ocean.
They estimate that over 90 percent of the total rainfall is sent to the ocean. If these canals could catch the rainwater and hold it and then be used for watering the lawns it would be very beneficial to the state.
Thank you for your photo posting!

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Jun 21, 2019 07:36:00   #
1Feathercrest Loc: NEPA
 
Storm drains are runoff from the streets, NOT sewage drains.

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Jun 21, 2019 07:54:38   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA
 
Harl-Man wrote:
Our son and his family live in California within walking distance from the ocean. There are hundreds of miles of what look to be empty canals that are used to divert rain water from the city street catch basins back into the ocean.
They estimate that over 90 percent of the total rainfall is sent to the ocean. If these canals could catch the rainwater and hold it and then be used for watering the lawns it would be very beneficial to the state.
Thank you for your photo posting!

Good thought, but that would require massive "lakes".

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Jun 21, 2019 08:43:05   #
yssirk123 Loc: New Jersey
 
angler wrote:
Good shot Bill.


Thanks Jim - I'm glad you liked it.

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Jun 21, 2019 08:45:00   #
yssirk123 Loc: New Jersey
 
frankraney wrote:
Nice one Bill. I love the sky... And your right, the red does something for it.


Thanks Frank - I appreciate your comments. The sky was pretty interesting, and I'm also finding if there is red anywhere in a beach image it seems to add a little zing.

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Jun 21, 2019 08:48:20   #
yssirk123 Loc: New Jersey
 
jerryc41 wrote:
Some people don't like raw sewage being dumped into the ocean? They must like going to the beach and swimming.


Thanks for commenting Jerry. I read up on this a bit, and it seems like more attention is getting focused on the whole practice. There are a lot of contaminants that get mixed into the rain water (feritilze, animal fecal matter, etc), and some towns are even posting warning signs advising people not to swim after a heavy rainfall.

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Jun 21, 2019 08:49:56   #
yssirk123 Loc: New Jersey
 
Longshadow wrote:
STORM drains... Run-off from streets. Same thing that runs into rivers.
They don't treat run-off.
NOT sewage from anyone's house.
BIG difference.


Thanks for commenting Longshadow. You're right, the runoff is not sewage.

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Jun 21, 2019 08:50:58   #
yssirk123 Loc: New Jersey
 
Longshadow wrote:
I don't know of any location that treats surface run-off.


Nor do I, and I don't think NJ will even be thinking about it anytime soon.

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