Bottoms up with Great Salt Lake water? Utah companies say it can be purified

Businesses hope to show Pentagon how water can be treated for troops

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  • Lolly Lehi, UT
    May 7, 2014 2:08 p.m.

    Since two of the readers have asked.

    They take the good water and use it either to drink or in soft drinks. They take the brine shrimp, etc. and feed it to trout in other locations. The fish are then caught and dried and they are ground up into feed for chickens. The chickens grow and are sold to a chicken restaurant chain, who then feed them to us. This is not all, the chicken inners are ground up and fed to the fish which increases the fish population which in turn allows for a larger number of chickens to be raised. All of this because a company decided to purify water. Is this fabulous or what?

  • lket Bluffdale, UT
    May 7, 2014 11:58 a.m.

    this is what california needs to do

  • Cleetorn Fuaamotu, Tonga
    May 7, 2014 10:21 a.m.

    jsf, the question from gmlewis is a legitimate concern. Granted, in an emergency, people won't care much where their clean water comes from as long as its clean and potable. But this demonstration is not a war or other critical incident. If nothing else, I'd like to know what happens to the residue just out of personal curiosity. Wounldn't you?

  • jsf Centerville, UT
    May 7, 2014 9:48 a.m.

    I'm sorry but really in a war or major disaster this is the real issue "Is this destined for resale or a landfill?"

    Checkoff for emergency response. Before we can let you use our equipment we need an environmental assessment and mitigation plan for the by product of providing you emergency water sources.

    Options a million plastic water bottles to spread across the area.

  • gmlewis Houston, TX
    May 7, 2014 9:18 a.m.

    What do they do with the minerals, algea, etc. extracted from the original water? Is this destined for resale or a landfill?

  • Hochmut West Jordan, UT
    May 7, 2014 8:54 a.m.

    I'll drink to that!