June 21, 2011

"WATER, NEVER TOUCH THE STUFF....FISH **** IN IT":

Man urinates in water, city flushes 8M gallons ( TIM FOUGHT, 6/20/11, Associated Press)

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.

Portland officials defended the decision Monday, saying they didn't want to send city residents water laced, however infinitesimally, with urine.

Public health officials say, however, that urine is sterile in healthy people and that the urine in the reservoir was so diluted — perhaps a half pint in millions of gallons — that it posed little risk.


Posted by at June 21, 2011 5:34 AM
  

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