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Discolored Water on Manhattan's East Side Disgusts Residents
NBC New York ^ | Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 | Andrew Siff

Posted on 10/06/2013 10:34:10 AM PDT by nickcarraway

The city insists the water is safe, but people can't get over the color

Residents on Manhattan's East Side are staying far away from their tap water after it started flowing with an unusual color, despite the city's insistence the water is safe.

On Thursday, residents and businesses began noticing brown water from their sinks and taps. Nearly a dozen hydrants in the area were also unlocked and gushing discolored water.

The city's Department of Environmental Protection said the discoloration happened when construction of new water mains forced them to reverse flow, stirring up sediment.

The DEP said the brown in the water is from iron and is "perfectly safe."

"Aesthetically, it's not pleasing," the DEP said. "People should not worry."

Residents were not convinced.

"Doesn't look so wonderful. I don't think I would drink this," said Judy Lambert, who lives on Second Avenue.

"It's clearly disgusting," said first-grader Jacob Meltzer.

The discolored water is also stirring up trouble for local businesses like Financier Cafe. Manager Jonathan Melendez says there's a "certain ick factor" associated with brown water.

"Even though you may tell them it's safe to drink, they're not going to drink it themselves because it doesn't look like clean water," he said.

The bagel place next store couldn't make bagels or coffee for hours until the water cleared up. Coffee seller George Thomas used bottled water to make coffee.

Good news for residents, though: the city said Friday night the water is expected to clear up very soon.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bluezones; nyc; urban; watersupply

1 posted on 10/06/2013 10:34:10 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

It’s only mud. Good thing it ain’t poop.


2 posted on 10/06/2013 10:37:51 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was right (again)!)
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To: nickcarraway

Shutdown?


3 posted on 10/06/2013 10:37:52 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless America)
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To: nickcarraway
doesn't look brown to me, looks more like, well... nevermind
4 posted on 10/06/2013 10:39:44 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: nickcarraway

http://www.brockovich.com/

Erin, where are you?


5 posted on 10/06/2013 10:43:08 AM PDT by Wisconsinlady (REMOVE ALL EXEMPTIONS, EXCEPTIONS, AND WAIVERS TO OBAMACARE)
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To: nickcarraway

Wait until the dollar is devalued and there is societal collapse.

These people may as well live on Mars.


6 posted on 10/06/2013 10:44:47 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: nickcarraway

Isn’t that mineral enhanced water what makes New Yorkers so smart?


7 posted on 10/06/2013 10:50:54 AM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: nickcarraway
Easy fix. This day and age, there's simply no excuse for not having one of these on your kitchen countertop. Third World tested and PowderMonkey approved for turning "brown water" into potable water....
 photo british-berkefeld-drinking-water-filter_zps0ed57e20.jpg
8 posted on 10/06/2013 10:52:21 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Wait until the dollar is devalued and there is societal collapse.

These people may as well live on Mars.


Exactly! When SHTF, they’re going to hurt big time.


9 posted on 10/06/2013 11:03:59 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: nickcarraway

“Let’s make the water turn black.”


10 posted on 10/06/2013 11:08:11 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Kartographer

Cloudy water Ping.


11 posted on 10/06/2013 11:21:20 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill; appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; ...

Preppers’ PING!!

Hat tip to carriage_hill for the heads-up!


12 posted on 10/06/2013 11:56:04 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: PowderMonkey
“Easy fix. This day and age, there's simply no excuse for not having one of these on your kitchen countertop. Third World tested and PowderMonkey approved for turning “brown water” into potable water....”

That was my immediate thought - get out my Big Berkey and sanitize the water - put the water in the top and pure water comes out the bottom.

I would not drink that contaminated water. I wouldn't want to hear later, “Oh, we made a mistake, that water WAS contaminated - go to your nearest emergency station to take your FIRST shot in a series so you don't drop dead.”

13 posted on 10/06/2013 12:34:22 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: nickcarraway

Looks like 1% milk; yuk.


14 posted on 10/06/2013 12:40:28 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Kartographer; blam; ChocChipCookie; Marcella; Bride Of Old Sarge; yorkiemom; VermiciousKnid; ...

Water will most likely be, after food, the thing that the hordes will riot over fastest.

Unless of course, they expect Evian bottles from FEMA...


15 posted on 10/06/2013 12:54:41 PM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: nickcarraway; eCSMaster

That is NOT clean water.

I don’t care what the government says about how safe it is. There is STUFF in that water and I don’t even want to imagine what it is.

And there’s no way to know that poop isn’t involved.....


16 posted on 10/06/2013 1:14:50 PM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of faith....)
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To: metmom
And there’s no way to know that poop isn’t involved.....

And in NYC there's plenty of that. Starting with the Mayor who is 100%...

17 posted on 10/06/2013 2:28:49 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: PowderMonkey

I’ve heard they’re having trouble with the Berkey blacks. Just bought 2 Aquacera Ceracarbs.


18 posted on 10/06/2013 3:14:43 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: PowderMonkey

I’ve heard they’re having trouble with the Berkey blacks. Just bought 2 Aquacera Ceracarbs.


19 posted on 10/06/2013 3:14:45 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: nickcarraway

If it’s brown, flush it down!


20 posted on 10/06/2013 7:55:58 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; nickcarraway
> “Let’s make the water turn black.”

"Whizzing and pasting and pooting through the day...."

21 posted on 10/06/2013 11:23:38 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: nickcarraway

22 posted on 10/07/2013 12:13:40 AM PDT by Daffynition (*In memory of FReeper Blackie. God rest his *Hooligan* soul.*)
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To: nickcarraway
Bloomberg's fault.

If you don't like the water, just head down to the local Mickey D and order the 64-oz ... Mikey's soda ban lost.

23 posted on 10/07/2013 12:46:38 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: nickcarraway
Never understood why so many people insist on drinking water. Especially tap water. I wouldn't drink tap water no matter how clean it looks.

I don't think I've had a glass of "plain" water in 25 years. I do just fine with coffee, tea, wine and beer. Once in a while I might go for a Gatorade or Red Bull. But never plain old water. No soda and no juice either. If I am confronted with a bottle of spring water, I will add flavoring to it so that it is palatable to drink.

For much of human history, water was considered unsafe to drink unless it was "purified" by adding alcohol like wine or corn whiskey.

24 posted on 10/07/2013 4:14:41 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Chuckling- your post reminds me of quote attributed to WC Fields - “I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.”


25 posted on 10/07/2013 4:21:16 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: nickcarraway

Hey it looks just fine to me.
what’s the worry?

Add some grape Kool-Aid, NY’ers should be used to that.


26 posted on 10/07/2013 12:08:46 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: PowderMonkey

Sounds like i want one.
Looks like a coffee dispenser though....
What exactly is it?


27 posted on 10/07/2013 12:10:54 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: nickcarraway

Evaporate it then run the residue through a spectrum analyzer.
I can only imagine.....


28 posted on 10/07/2013 12:12:27 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Mears

bfl


29 posted on 10/07/2013 12:15:51 PM PDT by Mears (Liberalism is the art ot being easily offended.)
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To: mowowie
Gravity fed water purification system. Two separate sections stacked one over the other. Pour the "brown water" into the top section. Gravity draws it down through the filtration system. Pure, clean tasting water drips into the lower section. I get mine from these folks: Doulton Clean Water
30 posted on 10/07/2013 12:55:18 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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