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    Posted: Apr 17 2014 at 2:31pm

One Man's Pee Pushes Portland To Flush 38 Million Gallons Of Water

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There are signs around the reservoirs in Portlands Mount Tabor Park that warn against putting anything in the water. They apparently didnt dissuade one young man from urinating into the citys drinking supply this week.

There are signs around the reservoirs in Portland's Mount Tabor Park that warn against putting anything in the water. They apparently didn't dissuade one young man from urinating into the city's drinking supply this week.

Randy L. Rasmussen /The Oregonian/Landov

Though they concede it's unlikely the public was endangered, officials in Portland, Ore., have decided to drain 38 million gallons of water from a reservoir after a young man was observed urinating into it on Wednesday.

Our colleagues note that the — from a distance. "Three unidentified men," OPB writes, "were cited for trespassing after being stopped at the site early Wednesday morning. One was also cited for public urination. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office will decide whether to pursue criminal charges."

After Portland Water Bureau officials saw what happened, they decided the water in the kidney-shaped reservoir needs to go.


, "Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish says flushing 38 million gallons of water after a man urinated in the Mt. Tabor Reservoir system is the correct call, even if it prompts complaints that the city is overreacting or wasting water."

"I didn't have a choice," Fish said, according to the newspaper. "I don't have the luxury of slicing it too thin when there's a potential risk, however small, to public health. Frankly, it's one of those calls where you know you're likely to be criticized no matter what. The professionals who report to me all said, 'Dump the water. Don't take any chances.' It's the conservative but correct call."

The open reservoirs at the facility, OPB reports, "hold water that has already been treated and goes directly into mains for distribution to customers."

This is not the first time Portland has dealt with such a problem. In 2011, a man was caught after urinating into a reservoir. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of "misuse of a reservoir." the guilty reliever was sentenced to 24 hours of community service at a local food pantry.

The Oregonian that:

"Strange things end up in Portland's water supply all the time, with minimal risk or impact to users. ... In 2008, a man and a woman caught skinny dipping in Mt. Tabor were sentenced to 16 hours of community service each. ...

"The federal government has ordered Portland and other cities with open-air reservoirs to cover them. City leaders are waiting on results of a May ballot measure that could shift control of the Water Bureau from the City Council to a new independently elected board to decide how to proceed."

The 2011 flushing and cleanup cost about $35,000, according to the newspaper. Officials aren't sure how much this latest incident will cost the city.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/17/304128931/one-mans-pee-pushes-portland-to-flush-38m-gallons-of-water
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It's open to the air though. That means everything's peeing into it.
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they should be fine & charged, How stupid can you be???
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Mostly all the water we drink goes through the reverse osmosis process. What it was before.....you probably don't wanna know. So one man's pee vs 7 billion people on the planet......so, yeah.
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Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

It's open to the air though. That means everything's peeing into it.



Pretty much.
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Makes me wonder how many times things like this happen and no one see, or nothing is done about it.
He should be made to pay whatever it cost the city to clean up this situation.

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He's going to have to pay for all that water...
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They don't seem in a hurry to catch the man who peed in the reservoir. Filthy ass.

He needs to get the bill to pay for it.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (4) Thanks(4)   Quote QueenBee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr 18 2014 at 1:32am
Really, Portland...You flushed 38 million gallons of water over 4 oz of piss. Wouldn't the 38 gallons of water dilute the 4 oz of pee?    Ya'll don't have a filtration system or add chemicals. What about birds that fly over and drop piss and sh*t in the water, leaves that get blown into the water...Yeah Portland could and should have saved the city $35,000.
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that was unnecessary and wasteful
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