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Old 07-27-2007, 06:21 AM
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is water in the toilet frsh water or salt water?
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psychocruiser,

it usually is treated greywater, i.e. fresh water.

By the way, I suggest you take a look at this thread.
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Old 07-27-2007, 07:38 AM
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Amanda,

"greywater" is a term used for waste water from showers, washbowls etc.

That waste water is being treated on board so that it can be reused for flushing the toilets.

Waste water from the toilets is called "blackwater".
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The "blackwater" I presume stays on board during the cruise; then what? Was or is dumping in the ocean still going on?
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goin' cruisin',

there are different possibilites: Blackwater might be treated onboard so that under certain circumstances clearly defined by international laws, it might be released into the ocean, or it will have to be taken off the ship in port.

Dumping untreated blackwater is not allowed however. Even though, as you write, it does happen from time to time - either on purpose or accidentally.
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As vast as the oceans are, it would be like spit in a hurricane to release that stuff. Won't it break down?
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Dumping untreated blackwater is not allowed however. Even though, as you write, it does happen from time to time - either on purpose or accidentally.
I find if very hard to believe that trained Maritime Professionals can "accidentally" release blackwater.
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Obviously, dumping in the ocean does happen.

Relatives of ours live on the beach at Cape Cod. For lack of a better term, women's products, and a lot of them, are washing up on shore. They, along with other residents, have to go down to the beach every morning with bags and clean up.

Environmental Conservation has become involved because it's gotten so out of hand.

My point is... if dumping of "plastic applicators" are washing up, what's a little black water?


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