Portland Reservoir Drained After Urination Situation

It seems that Oregon’s Portland Water Bureau is draining an 8 million-gallon reservoir after surveillance cameras caught a man urinating into it this week.

I guess I read it wrong when I heard that there was a “leak” in the reservoir…

From CNN:

The move will cost the water bureau $35,000 $28,000 in lost revenue and $7,500 in disposal costs, CNN affiliate KATU-TV reports.

Is that worth it when the urine involved is really a drop in the bucket?

Scientifically, no, said Dave Stone, an assistant professor of toxicology at Oregon State University, who spoke to The Oregonian newspaper about the, er, leak.

“How many animals are doing that or birds?” Stone asked. “I don’t want to second-guess the city, but I can’t think of anything chemically that would have me be concerned.”

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One Comment on “Portland Reservoir Drained After Urination Situation”

  1. Honeydog Says:

    Sorry.. This is nothing to do with what should or shouldn’t be done or the Money involved, but I had to Laugh when I saw the Caption of this Story on the News— It read, “Drunk guy pees in Water Reservoir”. Cracked me up that they put it that way.


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