water reclamation

Curecanti National Recreation Area in Colorado is a series of three reservoirs along the once wild Gunnison River. The reservoirs that make up Curecanti today are a destination for water-based recreation high in the Rocky Mountains. Best known for salmon and trout fishing, Curecanti also offers opportunities for hiking, boating, camping and bird watching. Start planning your trip now. Photo by Alex Stephens, Bureau of Reclamation.

anonymous asked:

Hey congrats on 500! Could you maybe do a headcannon with Scotty and him proposing in some sort of dorky, engineering way if that makes sense

I love this idea!!

  • you and Scotty have been seeing each other since not long after he came aboard the Enterprise. You treated him for hypothermia after the whole water reclamation access situation and there was just something about the kind wrinkles at the corners of his eyes that melted you.
  • things have been more serious since the whole Krall incident. When he thought he might have lost you… you didn’t think he would be the kind to cry, but the tears of joy he shed when he realized you’d escaped unscathed made you realize exactly how lucky you were.
  • he put in a cohabitation request while you were at Yorktown and you’d been happily playing house while you waited for the new Enterprise to be built. 
  • while he put long hours in on the ship, you were covering a nursing shortage at one of the medical clinics. You’d somehow managed to get on opposite shifts, so were rarely even running into each other for the past few weeks.
  • he’d figured out a laundry system that was ingenious, and had rigged it up to make sure neither of you were doing any laundry. He’d also sorted meals, made a cleaning robot and rigged up a toilet seat sorter so you weren’t fighting about the ages old seat up/seat down debate.
  • one day he leaves a note letting you know he had the next day off. You scramble to trade shifts to share the time with him.
  • when you get home from that shift, there’s a romantic candlelit dinner for two waiting.
  • he reaches across the table to hold you hand and murmurs “I love you” a number of times through the meal.
  • after dessert, he drops to one knee in front of you and present you with… a piece of conduit? You wrinkle your nose in confusion.
  • he explains it was salvaged from the Enterprise, and he had been working on reshaping it so it would be safe to wear, and explained he wanted you to have it as a memory of how you met. As something you could pass along someday to your children.
  • when your brow furrowed again at he suggestion of children, he realized he hadn’t actually asked the main question yet.
  • “if you’d have me, I think I would make you a good husband.” He said. “Not an engineered one, I mean. I mean me. I would be a good husband.”
  • with a proposal that cute, you can’t help but accept, and wear your conduit ring with pride.



Your poop isn’t just waste! At the Jones Island Water Reclamation facility in Milwaukee, WI they are turning it into fertilizer and energy! And they’ve been doing it for 90 years!