County dumps 38,000 gallons of water after teen caught urinating in resevoir

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  1. SouthernListen

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    [h=3]Teen caught urinating in reservoir[/h]
    Posted: Apr 16, 2014 5:54 PM EDTUpdated: Apr 16, 2014 6:04 PM EDT


    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Once again, Portland officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because a young person urinated into a city reservoir.
    Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff said 38 million gallons will be discarded because a 19-year-old was caught in the act on Wednesday.
    Three years ago, the city drained a 7.5 million-gallon reservoir.
    The open reservoirs hold water that's already been treated and goes directly into mains for distribution to customers.
    The urine poses little health risk, but city officials don't want customers to think the water's tainted.
    Shaff says the city has plenty of water to meet demand.
    The reservoir is one of five the city is in the process of replacing with underground storage to comply with federal regulations.
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    I guess they think nobody minds the 5-10 gallons of birdshit that's probably in that water. Form over substance should be the national motto.
     
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    38,000 != 38,000,000

    On a serious note - everyone in LA just cried tears.
     
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    I was just gonna say, sell it to California. They need it.
     
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    I'm more worried about the chlorine and fluoride in city water. We have a cistern that collects rain water for our house that I drink unfiltered.
     
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    So why don't they just filter reservoir water prior to pumping into people's homes?
     
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    Though not as bad of a waste, but still a waste! :facepalm:



    Lady Gaga Music Video Shoot At Hearst Castle Wastes 356,000 Gallons Of Water During Worst Drought In California History


    Posted on Apr 15, 2014 @ 3:23AM | By Jen Heger - Assistant Managing Editor




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    Lady Gaga has come under fire for wasting drought-stricken California water — all for her latest music video shoot, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
    The five-time Grammy Award-winner recently shot the video for “G.U.Y.†— it features a medley of songs off of ARTPOP — at the historic Hearst Castle, a National and California Historical Landmark mansion located on the Central Coast of San Simeon, Calif.
    Gaga, 28, utilized the iconic Neptune Pool at the famed estate, a perfect backdrop considering it offers an expansive vista of the mountains, ocean and the main house.


    One source revealed that Gaga agreed to donate $250,000 to the Hearst Castle Foundation, whose mission is to help preserve and restore the Hearst Castle’s twenty five thousand artifacts, in order to have the pool filled with water from an on-site irrigation plant.
    The pool had to be drained before the shoot because it was leaking 5000 gallons of water each day.
    However, once Gaga had finished filming, the water — earmarked to be re-used for on-site irrigation at the state park — was discovered to be unusable, a source who works at the Castle told Radar.


    “The water had to be chlorinated because Gaga got into the pool with synchronized swimmers,†the insider, who asked not to be identified, said.
    “Since the water was chlorinated, it couldn’t be used for any of the irrigation or landscaping at the Castle. The water was simply drained and disposed of.
    “It was a huge waste of water which is such a precious resource in California at the moment because of the draught.â€


    2013 was the driest year California had experienced in 119 years.
    In January, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a draught emergency with many communities imposing strict water restrictions.
    What’s more, President Barack Obama even traveled to the Golden State in February and announced the federal government would pledge $183 million in aid for draught relief programs.


    Ironically, as a trade off, Gaga also agreed to film public service announcements educating Californian’s on how to save and conserve water!
    It’s unclear if the “Poker Face†singer was aware that the water was disposed of.
    “It’s just ridiculous that all of that water was just dumped out after the video shoot was finished,†said our source.


    “It’s extremely hypocritical for Gaga to be filming PSA’s telling Californian’s how to save water, when she just wasted so much of it!â€
    The waste of water did not seem to phase Governor Brown, who penned a thank-you note to Gaga, praising her for bringing awareness to conservation awareness.
    “I want to personally thank you for the aid and assistance you are providing to Hearst Castle, the communities surrounding San Simeon and the state as a whole,†he said.


    “I’ve called on all Californians to conserve water in every way possible and the assistance you are providing will aide in that effort.â€
    A rep for Gaga didn’t respond to request for comment, though a spokesperson for California State Parks insisted chlorinatewater at “very low levels†was still be “used for irrigation purposes at Hearst Castle.â€
     
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    Perhaps they should guard that reservoir a little better .... :facepalm:
     
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    So I guess they don't have any birds who might otherwise shit in the reservoir.
     
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    a little urine never hurt anybody
     
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    No shit!
    Take a test kit to any public city pool, those kids are swimming in 15-30% piss concentration! :coffee:
     
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    where did they dump it? In another reservoir to be re filtered.
     
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    [video=youtube;O--B-aDPVwA]https://youtube.com/watch?v=O--B-aDPVwA[/video]
     
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