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Portland will flush 38 million gallons of water after man urinates in Mt. Tabor Reservoir
oregonlive.com ^

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 city’s drinking supply.

“Even though there is very minimal public health risk, the bottom line is that our commitment is to serve water that’s clean, cold and constant,” said Water Bureau administrator David Shaff. “That doesn’t include pee. Not from people, at least.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: dumb; humor; satire; watershed; watersupply
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1 posted on 04/18/2014 8:07:26 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Seems a tad excessive to me.


2 posted on 04/18/2014 8:07:47 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Urine trouble now.


3 posted on 04/18/2014 8:07:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red in Blue PA

Good thing birds never fly over it and poop.


4 posted on 04/18/2014 8:07:59 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Forgot to add, what about the ducks who may land on it? Is it 38 Million gallons for each duck or bird or fish?


5 posted on 04/18/2014 8:08:46 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

What fools run this country…


6 posted on 04/18/2014 8:09:21 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Libtards....what don’t they know?


7 posted on 04/18/2014 8:09:22 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

What are they going to do when they find out that a bird pooped in it.


8 posted on 04/18/2014 8:09:36 AM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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????


9 posted on 04/18/2014 8:10:15 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (Im)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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.


10 posted on 04/18/2014 8:10:28 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Red in Blue PA

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.


11 posted on 04/18/2014 8:11:35 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Red in Blue PA

FISH HAVE SEX IN THAT WATER!...............


12 posted on 04/18/2014 8:11:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Are their fish in that reservoir? Does any wildlife use this 38 million gallons of water?

This is government intelligence at work here.


13 posted on 04/18/2014 8:11:42 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (My whimsical litany of satyric prose and avarice pontification of wisdom demonstrates my concinnity.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

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.


14 posted on 04/18/2014 8:12:04 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Red Badger

I many never drink water again after that post.

Someone needs to start flushing NOW!


15 posted on 04/18/2014 8:12:09 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Gaffer

AMEN..............


16 posted on 04/18/2014 8:12:18 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Red in Blue PA
“Even though there is very minimal public health risk, the bottom line is that our commitment is to serve water that’s clean, cold and constant,” said Water Bureau administrator David Shaff. “That doesn’t include pee. Not from people, at least.”

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...

17 posted on 04/18/2014 8:13:16 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Mastador1

18 posted on 04/18/2014 8:14:22 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

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?


19 posted on 04/18/2014 8:15:30 AM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Fido969

Wait till they drain it and find a layer of dead animals in the bottom of it.


20 posted on 04/18/2014 8:16:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

What amazes me about this whole thing is learning the they are not required to filter the water as part of treatment. It appears to be a surface water supply, not groundwater.

I did not know there were any states remaining which did not require filtration of surface water.


21 posted on 04/18/2014 8:17:39 AM PDT by WayneS (Help Control Politician Overpopulation - Spay or Neuter Your Senator or Congressman Today!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Foolish hysteria. Urine is actually sterile and poses little harm. I'm not saying you should go out of your way to drink it (though some people do) and it is gross to think about. But there are a lot worse things that could get into a 38 million gallon water supply then some moron taking a whiz into it.

And when they dump all this water, where do they think it goes? Much of it will end right back up in the water supply anyhow.

22 posted on 04/18/2014 8:17:54 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Red in Blue PA

This was posted earlier this week. Their current level of water treatment is more than sufficient to treat this 2 cups of human piss. This is just to have a psychological effect on the public.

This doesn’t sound like he pissed in the surface water basins ( actual watershed) as there is no way to drain those...


23 posted on 04/18/2014 8:18:40 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: SamAdams76

On some reality shows, they drink urine if they are stuck on an island....and no untoward consequences happen!


24 posted on 04/18/2014 8:18:54 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Gaffer; All

“probably no more than 12 ounces in 38 million gallons of water” = “SMIDGEN”


25 posted on 04/18/2014 8:19:00 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: shotgun

Now they will add cameras and TSA checkpoints around reservoirs. Just wait.


26 posted on 04/18/2014 8:20:04 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA
eh, close enough:


27 posted on 04/18/2014 8:20:28 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: Tenacious 1

There are no fish. As for other animals, the reservoir is fenced so it probably keeps out large mammals, but smaller animals and birds definitely have access to it.


28 posted on 04/18/2014 8:20:38 AM PDT by WayneS (Help Control Politician Overpopulation - Spay or Neuter Your Senator or Congressman Today!)
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To: Fido969

What are they going to do when they find out that a bird pooped in it.


Birds are a part of the nature they worship, man is not..........


29 posted on 04/18/2014 8:21:31 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: GOYAKLA

By the way...love your tagline....lol

People in TX and other places recycle urine etc.:

http://www.fastcompany.com/1771708/drought-stricken-texas-theyre-drinking-water-recycled-urine


30 posted on 04/18/2014 8:24:15 AM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Red in Blue PA
Seems a tad excessive to me.

Especially considering what fish do in it and birds do over it. GeeZ. Talk about overkill!!

31 posted on 04/18/2014 8:25:02 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: GOYAKLA

A student of history, particularly Jewish history, would be aware of the siege of Masada. It is recounted that the sieged eventually grew towards starvation and thirst. It is even documented that they took to straining urine through cheese cloth to have something to drink.

This liberal hysteria and overreaction is unprecedented in my opinion. Are they trying to tell us that their reservoirs are out-of-the-bottle ready to drink with no chlorination, filtering or other processing needed?

Give me a frigging break!


32 posted on 04/18/2014 8:25:03 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Not good enough. I’m calling for the government to drain the entire ocean.


33 posted on 04/18/2014 8:26:07 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Red in Blue PA

Every public water system is required to have a security plan after 9/11/01. The larger ones especially with surface water basins in the major metropolitan areas are required to have those security systems in place.

Remember how they caught those “Amish” fellows near the New York City watershed...


34 posted on 04/18/2014 8:26:08 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: jiggyboy
hey that's not what I posted, WTF

let's try a different one


35 posted on 04/18/2014 8:26:41 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: Red in Blue PA

I swear, they do this every 5-6 years. I sometimes think it’s a ruse to paper over some other maintenance issue that they will be doing after they empty the reservoir.

It makes many in drought prone regions shriek about wasting water, but this is Portlandia, land of eternal damp where it rains practically every other day.


36 posted on 04/18/2014 8:28:10 AM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: Red in Blue PA

“Not from people, at least.”

Meaning that if an animal urinated, it would be ok.

38 million gallons vs 50ccs.

Why not put in effect a public announcement of a boiling order. I mean you can certainly bath in the water.

Plus, we have something called “purifying the water.” THey can’t purify the water?


37 posted on 04/18/2014 8:29:18 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Red Badger

Yeh, but it’s “protected” sex!


38 posted on 04/18/2014 8:29:55 AM PDT by SgtHooper (I lost my tag!)
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To: Hojczyk

Yeah,but the Portlandia “green” folks are all about
conservation.

sure they are.


39 posted on 04/18/2014 8:36:16 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: Red in Blue PA

For you math/chemistry geeks, this works out to a urine contamination of about 2 ppb (parts per billion).

The EPA allows 5 times as much arsenic and 7 times as much lead as this. Whereas normal urine is not toxic.

Overkill


40 posted on 04/18/2014 8:38:05 AM PDT by kidd
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To: Red in Blue PA

Hey, if that guy peed 12 ounces, that water is 0.000000247% pure urine! Yuck.


41 posted on 04/18/2014 8:43:29 AM PDT by keat
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To: keat

"It's got a little wang to it.....Good, though."

42 posted on 04/18/2014 8:47:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red in Blue PA

Cant they sell the water to a bottler ?


43 posted on 04/18/2014 8:49:13 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Red in Blue PA

It’s idiotic, but charge the young man. Stupid often has a price.


44 posted on 04/18/2014 8:50:44 AM PDT by Shimmer1
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To: Red in Blue PA
Portland Reservoir to be Drained After Teen Pees in Water
45 posted on 04/18/2014 8:51:05 AM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: SamAdams76
Oh no! They can't put it i the ocean either, because that would contaminate the Beautiful Blue Pacific.

Guess they'll have to send it in rockets to the Moon!

Better get some help from the Chinese on that.

46 posted on 04/18/2014 8:51:51 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Her eyes, opening, looked as if they would keep on enlarging until they turned her wrongsideout. ")
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To: dfwgator

Hollywood Knights, hahahah!


47 posted on 04/18/2014 8:52:02 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Red in Blue PA

I sometimes wonder if these types of incidents are a coverup of some kind of tampering with the water supply...a terrorist attempt to poison water?


48 posted on 04/18/2014 8:54:54 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Red in Blue PA

This is an insane, gross over-reaction.

Just the action of the wind on the surface of the lake will oxidize that little bit of urea in no time.

Oregon in even crazier than California.
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49 posted on 04/18/2014 8:55:44 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’m pretty sure he wasn’t the first nor last person to pee in it.


50 posted on 04/18/2014 8:55:53 AM PDT by yuleeyahoo (Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty. - Calvin Coolidge)
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