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    Reservoir is drained after a man pees into it

    "Because a 21-year-old man was caught on a security camera urinating into a city reservoir, Oregon's biggest city is sending 8 million gallons of treated drinking water down the drain....

    "Even so, Shaff said, the yuck factor was the primary reason for the decision to drain the 8 million gallons, at a cost of less than $8,000 to treat it as sewage...

    "In addition to the sewage charge, Shaff said, the flushed water is worth $28,000."
    Josh Seater, Oregon Man, Urinates In Water Reservoir; Portland Flushes 8 Million Gallons In Response (VIDEO)

    So that is costing taxpayers nearly $36,000 because one man decided to pee into a reservoir.
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    The shot at the end was of a duck swimming in the reservoir. Human urine is not OK and duck poop is? God only knows what other animal excrement and other disgusting stuff is in there.

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    From the link:
    Water from the city's five open air reservoirs, all in parks, goes directly to customers. The reservoirs are due to be replaced by underground storage within a decade, a result of federal requirements.
    So the water coming directly from these reservoirs goes right into peoples homes...yet someone thinks that a couple drops off urine is going to make it disgusting?

    I think that the public official(s) who decided it should be drained should pay the 36k out of their own pockets. That is rediculous. And shame on the city for having such an archaic and potentially dangerous water treatment / distribution system in the first place. If the public can easily get close enough to contaminate the supply with urine, what about some terrorist freak with a vial of anthrax?
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    I think they treat the water before sending it off to the customers don't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Accipiter View Post
    I think they treat the water before sending it off to the customers don't they?
    Not once it is in these reservoirs.

    From the article:
    The reservoirs distribute water that flows from glaciers on Mount Hood. It is treated before it goes to the reservoirs for distribution, and then goes directly to consumers.

    The reservoirs are drained twice a year for cleaning, and workers have found animal carcasses, paint cans, construction material, fireworks debris and even the plastic bags people use to scoop up after their dogs, said David Shaff, administrator of the city water bureau.
    Again...if people are worried about a little urine...they need to come to terms with the reality that a cup or two of human urine should really be the least of their concerns.
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