Originally Posted by oldbee
That's incorrect. Total pollution is greater, yes. Pollution per person is much lower. If all the people in cities lived the lifestyle of the average country person, the world would be one big septic tank.
I say this as a hypocritical country person, reared on a one off house with a septic tank
Are ye sure about that? Humans produce the same amount of faecal ****e whether stuck up a mountain in Kerry or living in a high rise in Phuket.
I've news for ye - the world is one big 'septic tank'. That said all new builds requiring ' new style treatment systems' (not connected to municipal sewage systems*) must have secondary filters and now incorporate technology to improve the breakdown of waste matter and the quality of effluent. Existing older style septic tanks are inspected for compliance - ours was done a couple of years ago. So yeah we have a lot of crap been flung around here with regard to how urban areas ****e doesn't stink for some strange reason
Whatever these areas are - they are not "eco friendly" ...
*the ones discharging untreated sewage directly into water bodies like Cork Harbour etc