Originally Posted by comprex
- The issue is direct runoff without soil breakdown.
- Wildlife IS to be managed away from sources of drinking water. Except the details are prolly squirreled away in some water rights planning office. (This is also why I don't drink DC water- I drive by the duck & seagull colony)
- Them's MOUNTAINS. This means there ain't enough soil for doggy loos or enough grass to follow the 'Long Grass' principle. (Notice that Cleveland has the incredible advantage of topsoil).
- I hope you lot as hike up there don't have roundworms or toxoplasmosis.
Some really crazy ideas seem to be in this document.
First of all there seems to be a paranoia that animal waste polutes drinking water. This is true only if you drink the water directly from the stream without proper filtering. All water purification plants are required to filter water for giardia and other bacteria and parasites. There is absolutely no risk whatsoever of contamination for the general population as long as they don't drink directly from rivers, lakes, or streams etc. It doesnt matter if the poo comes from ducks, geese, rabbits, dogs, beers.
Someone also needs to inform the author that the addition to the existing soil bed of nitrogen rich compounds found in animal waste increases germination and leads to futher expansion of fertile soil - it does not destroy it. Jeesh.