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И еще немного о питьевой воде у нас

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Я уже писал о том, что у нас сегодня в питьевой воде нашли кишечную палочку E.Coli

Нужно сказать, что некоторое время назад, не так чтобы и давно, чуть больше месяца назад, с питьевой водой в Портланде случилась страшная (!!!) беда, какой-то 19-ти летний молодой балбес человек, просто (прошу прощения за такие подробности) пописал справил свою “малую” нужду в резервуар из которого в город поступает питьевая вода.

А именно, вот сюда.

Кстати, это тот же самый резервуар, в котором сегодня нашли палочку.

Как думаете, что после этого произошло?

Правильно. Всю воду из этого резервуара вылили и,.. налили другую, — чистую воду.

Это было ни много ни мало, а 38 миллионов галлонов воды. (Чтобы было понятнее, в литры переводите сами) Здесь.

Если судить по этому тексту, такое случилось уже не в первый раз.

Update: Portland Commissioner Nick Fish, who oversees the Water Bureau, says dumping 38 million gallons of water is the “conservative but correct” decision. Read more.

Portland administrators will flush 38 million gallons of water from Mt. Tabor Reservoir 5 after a 19-year-old man urinated in the city’s drinking supply.

“Even though there is very minimal public health risk, the bottom line is that our commitment is to serve water that’s clean, cold and constant,” said Water Bureau administrator David Shaff. “That doesn’t include pee. Not from people, at least.”

The Portland Water Bureau has made public the video that prompted a security officer to call police Wednesday morning. Watch it here.

Surveillance video of man urinating in Mt. Tabor Reservoir in SE Portland
Around 1 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2014, the security officer who monitors video cameras at Mt. Tabor Reservoir complex in SE Portland spotted a man leaning against the iron fence at Reservoir 5, and, after a moment or two, hitching up his pants and pulling away from the bars.
Around 1 a.m. Wednesday, the security officer who monitors video cameras at the reservoir complex spotted five people with skateboards “hanging out near the gatehouse,” Shaff said.

Three of the men headed toward Reservoir 5, the kidney-shaped landmark on the western flank of Mt. Tabor.

The camera caught one man as he stopped, leaned against the iron fence and, after a moment or two, hitched up his pants and pulled away from the bars, Shaff said. “When you see the video, he’s leaning right up because he has to get his little wee wee right up to the iron bars. There’s really no doubt what he’s doing,” Shaff said.

“It’s stupid. You can see the sign that says: ‘This is your drinking water. Don’t spit, throw, toss anything in it.’ He’s four feet away from that sign. Unless he’s from North Dakota and just moved here, he’s got to know that’s our drinking water.”

The video also shows two men trying to climb the fence. One made it and may have stepped in the water — “If so, he discovered that it’s really, uncomfortably cold,” Shaff said. Then the men spent some time taking cell phone pictures of themselves.

While the group was documenting its visit to the reservoir, a Water Bureau security officer and Portland Police officers headed in their direction. Police stopped a car on Southeast 69th Avenue near the east entrance to the park and cited three men on accusations of trespassing; one was also given a citation accusing him of public urination. Police have not released the names of those cited and have not decided whether to charge anyone with additional crimes.

The Water Bureau used to keep security guards on duty at the Mt. Tabor and Washington Park reservoirs around the clock. But those posts were cut several years ago in an attempt to limit rate increases.


Вообще-то, это очень здорово, что к питьевой воде здесь такое серьезное отношение со стороны Государства, вот только, если судить по фотографии, то — все открыто (писай — не хочу). Видео с камер слежения там тоже есть.

И, кстати, я так и не смог найти, во сколько же все это “вышло” в денежном отношении.

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