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City of Portland issues E. coli boil water alert for entire city
KGW-TV News ^ | May 23, 2014

Posted on 05/23/2014 11:46:48 AM PDT by oldfart

The link gives all I know at this time.

http://www.kgw.com/home/City-issues-Boil-Water-Alert-for-all-of-Portland-260435871.html


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: boilwater; contamination; ecoli; portland; water

1 posted on 05/23/2014 11:46:48 AM PDT by oldfart
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To: oldfart

What? Have they been letting their dirty hippies bathe in the potable water resevoirs again?


2 posted on 05/23/2014 11:49:50 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!


3 posted on 05/23/2014 11:50:27 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: oldfart

Some guy pee in it again?..........................


4 posted on 05/23/2014 11:50:43 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: oldfart

GIven the usual over reaction by the libs up there, I thought they’d caught somebody peeing in the Columbia River.....


5 posted on 05/23/2014 11:50:54 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: oldfart

But boiling water takes energy, so all those Porlandians boiling their water will contribute to Portland’s carbon footprint, causing more global warming.

Also, many thousands of Portlandians are in danger of serious injury because they may not have been warned that one must allow the water to cool before drinking it. Did the “boil before drinking” notification come with detailed safety instructions?


6 posted on 05/23/2014 11:53:33 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Red Badger

Worse. They found some salmon having sex in the city reservoir.


7 posted on 05/23/2014 11:54:31 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: oldfart
E. coli is organic. Drink up, Portlanders.
8 posted on 05/23/2014 12:00:37 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: gundog
"E. coli is organic."

And in Portland, if it's organic - it's GOT to be good!

9 posted on 05/23/2014 12:06:09 PM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: oldfart
If any problems occur, we would expect diarrhea,” said Dr. Paul Lewis

Reminds me of a song...

10 posted on 05/23/2014 12:11:21 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: oldfart

Hope this doesn’t put restaurants out of business as they will probably have to close during this notice.


11 posted on 05/23/2014 12:18:40 PM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: Psalm 73

And worth twice the price. Portland gets their water from Bull Run Reservior. Elk, deer, bear, otter, raccoon and coyote crap in it all day long.


12 posted on 05/23/2014 12:21:45 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: gundog

Seens like Portlandia greenies are closer and closer to achieving turd world solidarity.


13 posted on 05/23/2014 12:27:29 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: acoulterfan
Hope this doesn't put restaurants out of business as they will probably have to close during this notice.

Nahh....when the waiters offer a glass of water they'll just ask, "One lump or two?"

14 posted on 05/23/2014 12:31:08 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: acoulterfan

“Beer” is safe.

BOTTOMS UP!


15 posted on 05/23/2014 12:31:33 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: gundog

You’d think they’d be immune. Most Portlanders are already full of s-—.


16 posted on 05/23/2014 12:34:19 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: oldfart

17 posted on 05/23/2014 12:38:38 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: All

The boil notice applies to 670,000 customers.

http://www.oregonlive.com/


18 posted on 05/23/2014 12:41:43 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

LOL!

I have been up that creek a few times!!!


19 posted on 05/23/2014 12:41:48 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: exit82
I have been up that creek a few times!!!

Where was your paddle?

20 posted on 05/23/2014 1:08:50 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: Veggie Todd
Where was your paddle?

Paddle? Paddles are for sissies! ;)

21 posted on 05/23/2014 1:14:59 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Veggie Todd

If you are up the creek, you can always float back down.


22 posted on 05/23/2014 1:19:15 PM PDT by Rannug ("all enemies, foreign and domestic")
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To: oldfart

All libs should be encouraged to drink some contaminated water so as to prepare themselves when the third world country that they desire comes into existence.


23 posted on 05/23/2014 1:22:25 PM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: Red Badger; All

The reservoir is at the edge of a city park. That park has an area where people can let their dogs run off-leash. It would not surprise me to find that some idiot tossed a pile of dog-doo over the fence to show his disdain for rules in general.

The city is busily building new underground tanks in various locations around the area. This should give some impetus to that effort.

There is another facet to this whole mess: The City screwed up their accounting system several years ago and water rates went sub-orbital. Now there’s a ballot measure before the voters to form some sort of a water “district” and take the City completely out of the water business. The City is fighting it, of course but an incident such as this might help one side or the other in the battle of empty words.


24 posted on 05/23/2014 1:26:56 PM PDT by oldfart (Obama nation = abomination. Think about it!)
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To: Fightin Whitey

We always suspected the RAT-lib-socialists in the Great Northwest were full of Shiite — now we know.


25 posted on 05/23/2014 1:33:01 PM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: logi_cal869

Beer was safe when I was in Egypt a few years ago too. Then I made he mistake of ordering a whisky on the rocks. Put me out of commission for about 24 hours...

And btw, a few drops of saturated solution potassium iodide (SSKI) in a glass would make the water safe too.


26 posted on 05/23/2014 1:39:12 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: oldfart
Now there’s a ballot measure before the voters to form some sort of a water “district” and take the City completely out of the water business.

Ballot Measure 26-156 was soundly defeated last Tuesday.

27 posted on 05/23/2014 1:43:48 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea
I'm don't understand

Smiley face

(pardon my sense of humor)

28 posted on 05/23/2014 1:51:03 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: acoulterfan

Except for the chain of restaurants called Diarrhea Pearlman’s


29 posted on 05/23/2014 2:21:08 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: oldfart

The liberal board at our little mountain community dumped nonpotable water into a water tank, didn’t test or chlorinate the water, then got mad when a local tested the water and emailed out warnings when he found it was contaminated.

Can’t wait to leave California and are thrilled we sold the cabin. I am so done with idiots.


30 posted on 05/23/2014 2:22:56 PM PDT by yorkiemom
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To: oldfart

Probably turned into PBR.


31 posted on 05/23/2014 2:23:53 PM PDT by Fernet Branca (i had a tagline but....)
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To: angry elephant

Ha, excellent idea


32 posted on 05/23/2014 2:24:16 PM PDT by yorkiemom
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To: oldfart

E-coli is not a warm fuzzy. Bad stuff.


33 posted on 05/23/2014 2:31:15 PM PDT by bgill
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To: logi_cal869

But doncha know, E-coli has a special affinity for marble and granite!


34 posted on 05/23/2014 2:38:42 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: oldfart

Such a despicably filthy, liberal city, I’m surprised walking down the street doesn’t get you infected.


35 posted on 05/23/2014 3:44:13 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: oldfart

I hope that all of Portland’s leftist crapheads get a really got case of the “shits”. Why not? They shit all over our country through their representatives and senators.


36 posted on 05/23/2014 4:25:58 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Steely Tom

Tough choice.... either we let ecoli produce CO2 or we boil... oh my... carbon footprint dilema, human vs. Rot... democrat choses rot.


37 posted on 05/23/2014 9:23:43 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: oldfart

My brother works at Fred Meyers, and he said they were sold out of water in 30 minutes from the announcement being made. He told me that he got a case of water ... :-) ...


38 posted on 05/24/2014 10:28:28 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Steely Tom

A few months ago, there was a “boil water” alert for an area around Pittsburgh. The news reporter DID include the caveat that you should allow the water to cool before you drink it.


39 posted on 05/25/2014 10:33:31 AM PDT by toothfairy86
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