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All of Portland told to boil water after E. coli discovered
q13fox.com ^ | 5-23-14 | CNN wire service

Posted on 05/23/2014 12:31:32 PM PDT by windcliff

PORTLAND (CNN) — A boil water order has been issued for the entire city of Portland.

In three separate repeat water samples from May 20 to May 23, the presence of total coliform and E. coli was confirmed in routine drinking water.

Until further notice, all Portland Water Bureau customers and those in the affected areas should boil all tap water used for drinking, food prep, tooth brushing and ice for at least one minute.

Any ice or beverages prepared with unboiled tap water on or after May 20 should be thrown out.

The water samples that tested positive for bacteria were collected at Mt. Tabor Reservoirs 1 and 5, as well as the Southeast 2nd Avenue and Salmon Street water sampling station.

Those reservoirs have been taken offline.

Along with Portland Water Bureau customers, other local water providers also fall under the boil water notice. They are: Burlington Water District, City of Gresham (North of I-84), Lake Grove Water District, Lorna Portland Water, Palatine Hill Water District, Rockwood Water District, Tigard Water Service Area (including Durham, King City and Bull Mountain), Valley View Water District and West Slope Water District.

(Excerpt) Read more at q13fox.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: ecoli; health; oregon

1 posted on 05/23/2014 12:31:32 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: windcliff

I’d REALLY hate to think that a gaggle of vile mooselim terrorists might be capable of purposefully FOULING the water


2 posted on 05/23/2014 12:33:34 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: windcliff

Not good.


3 posted on 05/23/2014 12:34:12 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: windcliff

OK—who peed in the reservoir THIS time?


4 posted on 05/23/2014 12:35:39 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: windcliff
Any ice or beverages prepared with unboiled tap water on or after May 20 should be thrown out.

So they have been using contaminated water for three days and they are only now getting the boil order out?

5 posted on 05/23/2014 12:36:09 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: windcliff

Relax, Maine.


6 posted on 05/23/2014 12:39:47 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: windcliff

Lots of people from around here are their way to Portland (OR) for the holiday. Some might turn back?


7 posted on 05/23/2014 12:40:30 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Salvation

For Oregon ping list.


8 posted on 05/23/2014 12:41:15 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: MeshugeMikey
I’d REALLY hate to think that a gaggle of vile mooselim terrorists might be capable of purposefully FOULING the water

I'd hate to think anyone was, myself, but with multiple reservoirs fouled it could be a deliberate act(s).

9 posted on 05/23/2014 12:44:47 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: MeshugeMikey

And yet, nobody pays attention. Kinda like the electrical substation in CA that had some, uh, vandalism done to it. With rifles and disabled comm lines. Meh! Nothing to see here, move along.


10 posted on 05/23/2014 12:45:35 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: All

http://www.oregonlive.com/oregonian/

Has several stories on front page, if anyone interested.


11 posted on 05/23/2014 12:55:39 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: windcliff

Can someone change the title to add Oregon so we don’t spread fear in the populations of Portland Connecticut and Portland Pennsylvania.

Thanks, Steven from Portland, Maine


12 posted on 05/23/2014 1:03:23 PM PDT by Steven Scharf
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To: exit82

Let’s just hope that whomever/whatever pooped in the reservoir had not kissed a camel first.


13 posted on 05/23/2014 1:06:37 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Steven Scharf

Or Portland Maine!


14 posted on 05/23/2014 1:08:27 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: windcliff

A # hash tag would solve everything.


15 posted on 05/23/2014 1:38:42 PM PDT by Mark (Obama Care is now DEMOCRAT CARE)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Crapping in the well to poison the population is an historic bioterrorist tactic used for centuries.


16 posted on 05/23/2014 1:42:51 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: Admin Moderator

Please put Oregon in the title please.


17 posted on 05/23/2014 1:48:45 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: rktman

I think this is one of those issues where you will only get lip service about it until a really bad disaster happens. Nobody wants to spend all the money to secure every facility unless there is such a public outcry they can’t avoid it.


18 posted on 05/23/2014 1:57:55 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: windcliff

Lib distopia.


19 posted on 05/23/2014 2:48:59 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: steve86
Here is from one of the articles...

Commissioner Nick Fish, who oversees both the water and sewer bureaus, said the city is currently reviewing its video to see whether the May contamination (dating back to May 20) was a direct result of human fecal matter. "We don't have any incriminating evidence," Fish said.

He said the fecal mater could be introduced by a bird or another animal but he didn't want to speculate as to its source.

So, it could have been contaminated by natural causes.

How do you keep birds from pooping in the water?

20 posted on 05/23/2014 3:24:14 PM PDT by Gritty (Climate hysterics shriek on. Loud and apocalyptic is the only setting on the machine.-Mark Steyn)
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To: Gritty

Of course, Portland, OR, was the city that recently drained an entire drinking water reservoir because they had a video clip of some teen human urinating into the reservoir. The administrator admitted that they didn’t have to do it for health reasons—they just wanted to assure their water users that they were providing a very pure product. This looks like someone upped the ante with a bucket of number two.


21 posted on 05/23/2014 4:02:49 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: exit82
OK—who peed in the reservoir THIS time?

E. coli don't come from peepee, someones got some splainin to do!

22 posted on 05/23/2014 5:04:37 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: rktman

There has been no followup coverage of the sub station fiasco.

I have not yet heard nor read any explanations as to the causes of the multiple FIRES in SOCAL.

there was a shooter somewhere dressed with a Marines cap.....and Ive heard NOTHING at all about the outcome of that little adventure. It sunk beneath the waves of journailistic neglect hours after the first initial reports.


23 posted on 05/23/2014 5:35:57 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: windcliff

I think we’re talking about an extended population area of almost two million people. Of course they may not all get their water from this source.


24 posted on 05/23/2014 5:37:02 PM 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: windcliff; goodnesswins; PROCON; Twotone; VeryFRank; Clinging Bitterly; Rio; aimhigh; Hieronymus; ..

If you would like more information about what's happening in Oregon, please FReepmail me. I lost my Oregon list when my computer crashed recently, so please send me your name by FReepmail if you were on the previous list.

25 posted on 05/23/2014 6:33:07 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Steven Scharf

It’s taken care of — the keywords include Oregon as do the topics.

Not to fear.


26 posted on 05/23/2014 6:35:37 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: windcliff

This is Portland, OR, not Portland, ME?


27 posted on 05/23/2014 6:37:56 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

Oregon


28 posted on 05/23/2014 6:39:14 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: windcliff

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 ... :-) ...


29 posted on 05/24/2014 10:23:35 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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