Teen caught peeing in reservoir. Your vote: Dump 38 million gallons of water, or drink it?

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    Apr 18, 2014 5:00 AM GMT


    They're gonna dump it anyway.

    BTW: Birds, rats, squirrels pee, crap, and drown in the reservoirs too. The water in Portland comes straight from the mountain streams to the reservoirs and on to the tap with no treatment. They have so much water that the drinking fountains downtown run all the time - no "off" valves.

    Boregonian readers poll voted 94% in favor of drinking it.

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    Apr 18, 2014 5:01 AM GMT
    Why not just purify it?
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    Apr 18, 2014 5:02 AM GMT
    Xavier92 saidWhy not just purify it?


    Why? It's already as "pure" as you're gonna get. There is no treatment plant.
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    Apr 18, 2014 5:04 AM GMT
    Well I guess you're right. A lot of shit gets in the water anyway.
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    Apr 18, 2014 5:07 AM GMT
    Oregon ... Having driven through several times... Is strange place.. Rudely categorically speaking - One part religious fanaticism one part oakie two parts progressive

    Some nice countrysides but, I would generally avoid a large portion of its rural community. The wealthier countryside or sheep/catlle farms are cool though.

    Not surprised by this at all.

    Way too many ad campaigns pro life; needs more sex education.

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    Apr 18, 2014 5:07 AM GMT
    It seems to rain in Oregon weekly :S
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    Apr 18, 2014 5:32 AM GMT
    When I lived in Moscow, some birds got into the system and there was a 48-hr "boil the water" order. But what all the college students heard was "drink only beer." icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 18, 2014 5:34 AM GMT
    Hahahaha
    From what I understand
    So did the highschoolers
  • tj85016

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    Apr 18, 2014 6:25 AM GMT
    Snaz saidOregon ... Having driven through several times... Is strange place.. Rudely categorically speaking - One part religious fanaticism one part oakie two parts progressive

    Some nice countrysides but, I would generally avoid a large portion of its rural community. The wealthier countryside or sheep/catlle farms are cool though.

    Not surprised by this at all.

    Way too many ad campaigns pro life; needs more sex education.



    you should pull over and jack off in all the reservoirs next time icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 18, 2014 6:35 AM GMT
    Urine is sterile, which is why you are supposed to urinate in deep wound if you have one, to sterilize it, so it's doubtful it actually harmed the water. I do think that the teen should be fined, as that is a form of vandalism, but flushing 38 million gallons of water is extreme, especially when you consider the water isn't that sterile to begin with.
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    Apr 18, 2014 6:55 AM GMT
    Probably less urine than if you eat peanuts from a bowl at a party
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    Apr 18, 2014 7:03 AM GMT
    tj85016 said
    Snaz saidOregon ... Having driven through several times... Is strange place.. Rudely categorically speaking - One part religious fanaticism one part oakie two parts progressive

    Some nice countrysides but, I would generally avoid a large portion of its rural community. The wealthier countryside or sheep/catlle farms are cool though.

    Not surprised by this at all.

    Way too many ad campaigns pro life; needs more sex education.



    you should pull over and jack off in all the reservoirs next time icon_lol.gif


    Hmm

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    Apr 18, 2014 7:19 AM GMT
    Wait; what? they don't use any filtration or put any Chlorine in the water out there to be sure its as microbe free as possible?...... that's odd to me....... glad I get Some nice great lakes H20 that's filtered and then has a few ppm of chlorine in it to be sure what I drink is not crap.


    PS Ive lived in a house that had well water so I'm well aware( no pun intended) that water does not need to meet city water standards to be safe, But open air reservoirs seem like a stupid idea.
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    Apr 18, 2014 1:58 PM GMT
    Snaz saidOregon ... Having driven through several times... Is strange place.. Rudely categorically speaking - One part religious fanaticism one part oakie two parts progressive

    Some nice countrysides but, I would generally avoid a large portion of its rural community. The wealthier countryside or sheep/catlle farms are cool though.

    Not surprised by this at all.

    Way too many ad campaigns pro life; needs more sex education

    I lived in Oregon for a short time. Bought a car in Portland, and one of my RVs, had in-laws there, as well as right across the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington (the "other" Vancouver). My gay mentor came from Salem, Oregon, an ex-Mormon. Large Mormon population there. The anti-gay religious fanaticism drove him north to Seattle.
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    Apr 18, 2014 3:16 PM GMT
    FYI
    "The open reservoirs hold water that already has been treated and goes directly into mains for distribution to customers. Mount Tabor No. 5 is one of five the city is in the process of replacing with underground storage to comply with federal regulations."

    Though urine is sterile, it can still carry infectious agents, such as cytomegalovirus.

    I see no reason why, though, they can't re-treat this water, or failing that, use it for crops, animals, etc.
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    Apr 18, 2014 5:26 PM GMT
    Crops in Portland? Well... maybe. But how would you get the water from the reservoir to all of the grow-closets without using the city mains?

    BTW: I used to live in a town farther up-stream that also used river water to fill the mains. The only "treatment" was a series of settling ponds and flocculation reservoirs. It got rid of most microbes, but apparently not all the clam larvae. I had a big clam growing down in the trap in my toilet. Had to be careful not to dangle in the water!
  • Kazachok

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    Apr 18, 2014 5:31 PM GMT
    Drink.
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    Apr 18, 2014 7:42 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidCrops in Portland? Well... maybe. But how would you get the water from the reservoir to all of the grow-closets without using the city mains?



    Bwahahahahahaha!
  • thadjock

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    Apr 18, 2014 8:54 PM GMT
    why did i have to watch an 8 min video to see the pissing part?

    do you know how many birds drop fecal matter into resivoirs? I'd rather drink that dudes piss str8 from his cock, it's probably cleaner than that water.

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    "After their young hatch, birds keep their nests clean to prevent predators from finding it. Fecal matter from young birds is covered with a sac like membrane which allows them to carry it away from the nest to be disposed of. Birdbaths and swimming pools are attractive disposal sites because the water reduces the smell from fecal matter."

    -- some random google search
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    Apr 18, 2014 9:07 PM GMT
    meninlove said FYI
    "The open reservoirs hold water that already has been treated and goes directly into mains for distribution to customers. Mount Tabor No. 5 is one of five the city is in the process of replacing with underground storage to comply with federal regulations."


    Seems wide open to something more sinister than wayward urinating. I'd be more concerned about some nut job/terrorist group doing something to it, though presumably, that's why it is under surveillance.
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    Apr 18, 2014 10:42 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Snaz saidOregon ... Having driven through several times... Is strange place.. Rudely categorically speaking - One part religious fanaticism one part oakie two parts progressive

    Some nice countrysides but, I would generally avoid a large portion of its rural community. The wealthier countryside or sheep/catlle farms are cool though.

    Not surprised by this at all.

    Way too many ad campaigns pro life; needs more sex education

    I lived in Oregon for a short time. Bought a car in Portland, and one of my RVs, had in-laws there, as well as right across the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington (the "other" Vancouver). My gay mento came from Salem, Oregon, an ex-Mormon. Large Mormon population there. The anti-gay religious fanaticism drove him north to Seattle.


    Thanks for confirmation.
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    Apr 18, 2014 10:44 PM GMT
    Additionally this is strong evidence; The dumping of resource is more a display of wealth and intolerance.

    Unfortunately I'm fairly certain Oregon is touting it's abundance.
  • coolarmydude

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    Apr 18, 2014 10:48 PM GMT
    And astronauts recycle their urine into drinking water.

    (I almost put wine :lolicon_smile.gif
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    Apr 18, 2014 10:53 PM GMT
    An overreaction. About 50cc of urine in 35 million gallons does not equal all the other bird droppings that fall into the reservoir. Plus water runoff from the surrounding land, which will include animal urine & feces.

    Purely a wasteful stunt by the reservoir management.
  • coolarmydude

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    Apr 19, 2014 2:08 AM GMT
    Side fact: 38 million gallons of water would flow over Niagara Falls in just under 1 minute (57 seconds).