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Manmade Snow From Recycled Sewer Water May Contain Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

By Ashley P. Taylor | October 15, 2012 2:17 pm

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This winter, an Arizona ski resort, Snowbowl, will be the first to use treated sewage water, and sewage water alone, to make manmade snow. Recycling’s usually a good thing, but opponents of the plan worry about chemicals left in the snow, and an August report by a civil and environmental engineer says that the recycled water, already used for irrigation in Flagstaff green spaces, may contain antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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