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At a press conference at noon Friday, Water Bureau Director David Shaff said this was the largest boil water alert in the city's history, impacting some 670,000 water users. The source of the contamination was Mount Tabor reservoirs 1 and 5. The alert includes the city of Portland, but also the cities of Tigard, King City, parts of Gresham and other districts (see below for full list.) "Until further notice, all Portland Water Bureau customers and those in the affected areas should boil all tap water used for drinking, food preparation, tooth brushing and ice for at least one minute. Ice or any beverages prepared with un-boiled tap water on or after May 20 should be discarded," the alert reads.
originally posted by: xuenchen
Have they "ruled out" terrorism ?
Or corporate espionage ?
How 'bout sabotage ?
originally posted by: LadySkadi
ETA: I don't have foamy, gray water and haven't heard of anyone else that has that either
originally posted by: ThinkYouSpeak
Still baffles me how all of these resevoirs are unprotected from aerial and man introduced toxins/etc.
What happens if a sick bird with some strange flu dive-bombs into the resevoir and contaminates the entire water supply? Not even a month ago I saw a post on here about some teenagers urinating in a water resevoir and the entire thing had to be emptied... Seriously what the heck? It's okay though - the rich elite do not drink tap water, ever. Seriously can you imagine the obamas and bidens drinking poor people water? Heck no they have $20 bottled water