Skip to comments.Portland will flush 38 million gallons of water after man urinates in Mt. Tabor Reservoir
Posted on 04/18/2014 8:07:26 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
Portland administrators will flush 38 million gallons of water from Mt. Tabor Reservoir 5 after a 19-year-old man urinated in the citys drinking supply.
Even though there is very minimal public health risk, the bottom line is that our commitment is to serve water thats clean, cold and constant, said Water Bureau administrator David Shaff. That doesnt include pee. Not from people, at least.
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Seems a tad excessive to me.
Urine trouble now.
Good thing birds never fly over it and poop.
Forgot to add, what about the ducks who may land on it? Is it 38 Million gallons for each duck or bird or fish?
What fools run this country
Libtards....what don’t they know?
What are they going to do when they find out that a bird pooped in it.
Yep, I’ve wondered that too.
Open air reservoirs everywhere have birds and other assorted animals, who will do their business there.
Yet, we’re all in a panic about one guy urinating into millions of gallons of water????
I am glad there are no fish in this lake, obviously the urine and feces of these critters would make them want to dump another 38 million gallons. Good call. Wise choices, can´t get any better in making simple choices that protect people. We don´t need to buy water in a bottle when we can clean up an entire lake.
It is madness. If anyone were to investigate the amount of rat schidt allowed in corn meal, wheat products, etc. they would happen upon a government allowance that probably approaches the concentration levels here (probably no more than 12 ounces in 38 million gallons of water).
This is utterly ludicrous, especially since urine is sterile.
FISH HAVE SEX IN THAT WATER!...............
Are their fish in that reservoir? Does any wildlife use this 38 million gallons of water?
This is government intelligence at work here.
Oh the birds in the sky will be laughing loudly as they pee overhead while flying by and the fish would giggle if their gills only let let them and the fox letting fly on the sly.
I many never drink water again after that post.
Someone needs to start flushing NOW!
So, if a herd of moose gets in the reservoir, it's OK?
Keep paying your property taxes, you stupid Oregon peasants.
Lord Shaff needs to put a new deck on his vacation home this summer...
Good Grief! Whoever runs that water plant where the treatment takes care of any issues should have spoken up.
Yes, birds poop, fish poop, fish die, and all kinds of unsanitary things will happen in a reservoir that large.
Urine is sterile, and what those stranded on the ocean drink when they run out of water....not the ocean salt water.
There are water plants in places that recycle the urine for drinking water. Are these people in possession of any brains? Or did they plan to drain out 38 million gallons anyway? How much did that decision cost taxpayers?
Wait till they drain it and find a layer of dead animals in the bottom of it.