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Beyond words

Dubai Sewage System
This video (2 minutes) is just to incredible to believe.
In Dubai,they forgot one little item...
The modern Arab world!! You have seen those architectural wonders of Dubai .
However, none are hooked up to a sewer system!
The two minute video below passes a line of poop trucks and never gets to the end of the line. What were these people thinking?
An unbelievable amount of sewage is generated by the new high-rises and there is no place to dispose of it. Camel sense seems about right!
Dubai doesn't have a sewage system for all those big new buildings so they haul it all away in tank trucks.
Look at the number of tank trucks that are waiting to dump their load. This is amazing.They wait for days to dump their load.
You would have thought that by building all those huge skyscrapers they would have enough sense to put in a sufficient sewage system to haul away all that crap.
You would imagine that those building that look amazingly beautiful were built on a well-planned system of utilities. But, that's NOT TRUE!!

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Senior Reader

Re: Beyond words

I visited Dubai in 2005 and our host worked in downtown Dubai city, she warned us of the lack of infrastructure and expressed concern about the safety of these high rise bldings.  Met lots of engineers and builders from the far east that were doing the teck work, mostly Pakistanies and Indians doing the labor around the clock.  The grunts lived in barracks in the desert and sent most all of their money home. 

Remember the middle East people still use squat toilets and use a garden hoes and nozzle to flush.  Without oil technology from around the world they would not have much.  Our host lived on the 20th floor right in the middle of the main strip, got to eat breakfast at the Berj.

Senior Advisor

Re: Beyond words

Rather than dump all that stuff in the oceans, perhaps they are spreading it in the desert and making the desert bloom. Reusing the  water and affluent is not a bad decision.  We do not run animal affuent down the river either. At least not intentionally.

gough whitlam
Senior Contributor

Re: Beyond words

Imagine what it would be like if everybody got a severe case of the runs!  Holy sh!t.