posted on Apr, 5 2008 @ 11:19 PM
In my opinion the man in the you tube video is all wet. I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw his shifty eyed self.
I owned a community water system that supplied water to 700 people for many years. To operate a public water system the federal government requires
the operator to be a certified operator. I am a 1st class certified drinking water operator.
Giardia, cryptospordium and legionella are the three main threats from untreated drinking water. Believe me if a soldier contracted any of these
microorganisms he would be very ill in a short amount of time.
We used chlorine gas to treat our water. If samples were taken in the heat of the day the reading could possibly be almost null. That does not mean
there isn't enough chlorine in the water to kill microorganisms. Residual chlorine reading vary according to the time of day and the temperature.
I am in contact with many military personal and also civilian contractors. I've not heard even one instance of illness due to water
Having worked in several third world countries where the water was very contaminated I have bathed in water that if ingested would/could cause
sickness. You keep your mouth shut and your eyes closed when you shower or bathe. I never became ill from taking a bath in contaminated water. This
does not include chemical contamination in water. That's another story.
Water purification is tricky under the best of circumstances. In a war zone it would not be an easy task.
What really set me off was the man saying he saw a "critter" in the lavatory. If you can see the '' critter'' the amount used in drinking water
is not going to kill it anyway. If chlorinated water killed critters big enough to see with the naked eye most all cities would be wastelands as it
would kill people too.