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    Where does all the water go?

    Reading a thread about the Sub Lagoon getting refilled and emptied got me thinkin. Where does all that water go? Is it sent to the storm drains or is it stored somewhere? Think about all of the other attractions that have drained for various refurbs.: TSI, Jungle Cruise, Sub Lagoon, POTC, IASWH (?)

    If it is just put in the storm drains, isn't that a bit wasteful and pricey?

    Does anybody know for sure?

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    Re: Where does all the water go?

    You know some people think that's water he's squirting...but it's not.

    Sorry couldn't resist a jungle cruise joke.

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    Re: Where does all the water go?

    Quote Originally Posted by AbominableSnowman1 View Post
    Reading a thread about the Sub Lagoon getting refilled and emptied got me thinkin. Where does all that water go? Is it sent to the storm drains or is it stored somewhere? Think about all of the other attractions that have drained for various refurbs.: TSI, Jungle Cruise, Sub Lagoon, POTC, IASWH (?)

    If it is just put in the storm drains, isn't that a bit wasteful and pricey?

    Does anybody know for sure?

    The Submarine Lagoon drains to discharge outfall 3a adjacent to Harbor blvd. near the lagoon filtration plant.

    That is straight to the storm drains.

    Disney's water drainage report can be found here:

    http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/rwqcb8/pdf/01-17-03/5.pdf

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    Re: Where does all the water go?

    Quote Originally Posted by AbominableSnowman1 View Post
    If it is just put in the storm drains, isn't that a bit wasteful and pricey?
    It's only pricey if you can't pay the water bill.

    And wasteful? It's not like they're filling it and draining it all out every two weeks (the report linked above states the Sub Lagoon is drained only about every 10 years)...Think of it as "recycling" it back into the ocean.

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    Re: Where does all the water go?

    Orange County gets its water from a combination of sources, mainly ground water and the Colorado River. I think some may also come from Northern California although I think most of that water is allocated to LA.

    My guess is that the water that is drained from Disneyland winds up in the ocean. In this case the water really isn't being recycled as this area of California does not get its drinking water from rain water, but rather from the sources listed above.

    That being stated there are a couple more options that could be happening within the next few years to get more drinking water available. One is desalinating the ocean and the other is recycling the sewer water (this is actually likely to happen soon from what I have heard).

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    Re: Where does all the water go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve DeGaetano View Post
    It's only pricey if you can't pay the water bill.

    And wasteful? It's not like they're filling it and draining it all out every two weeks (the report linked above states the Sub Lagoon is drained only about every 10 years)...Think of it as "recycling" it back into the ocean.
    The Orange County water table only has so much water in it. Even if the water is coming from the Colorado River, which I am a bit dubious of, water is at a premium here in SoCal. We could easily have another drought year this year (We're already about 3 inches behind and it's already basically January), and with the amount of new homes with swimming pools going up in every possible square inch of Orange County hillsides, Disney would do well to recycle this water. One has to wonder why Disney doesn't get together with Orange County to develop a joint water recycling plant. Everything that is overspill from the rivers and the lagoon could be easily treated and used for landscaping at the very least. At present, to be sending hundreds of thousands of gallons down to the ocean every few weeks is indeed wasteful.

    I don't get it.

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    Re: Where does all the water go?

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    Re: Where does all the water go?

    "Dasani." $2.50 a bottle.

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    Re: Where does all the water go?

    ^^ OMG I have a friend that filled up an arrowhead water bottle with water from Pirates and sold it on ebay as "authentic pirates of the caribbean water". Disney is missing out on MILLIONS of dollars from moldy water.
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    Re: Where does all the water go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chernabog View Post
    ^^ OMG I have a friend that filled up an arrowhead water bottle with water from Pirates and sold it on ebay as "authentic pirates of the caribbean water". Disney is missing out on MILLIONS of dollars from moldy water.
    That's nasty.....how much did he/she get for the sale?

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    Re: Where does all the water go?

    Selling the POTC water on ebay, CLASSIC... Also curious on how much it went for.. lol


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    Re: Where does all the water go?

    I thought they recycled it to the drinking fountains throughout the Resort???

    Oh yeah, that was USH. Never mind...

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    Re: Where does all the water go?

    They use all the Arrowhead water they have left over from selling the Ducks and the Arrowhead Pond which is now the Honda Center!

    Actually there's TONS of Arrowhead machines in the parking lot of the Honda Center if anyone wants one!
    Is this haunted room actually stretching? Or is it the four beers you had at DCA, hmmm?








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    Re: Where does all the water go?

    Thanks 4 all your help!

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    Re: Where does all the water go?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mad Hatter View Post
    You know some people think that's water he's squirting...but it's not.

    Sorry couldn't resist a jungle cruise joke.
    Hatter: I just spit out my soda when I read that! Thanks for the laugh!! Now to go find some paper towels...

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