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Sugar in the Water Supply?

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posted on Nov, 18 2012 @ 02:05 PM

Talon is small town located in Pecos County, Texas. When town officials realized that drinking-water consumption by residents was well below the national average, they decided take action and three months ago began adding sugar to their water supply to make drinking it more desirable. According to Hester Griggs, the Commissioner of Utilities for Talon, they are adding roughly "4 tablespoons of sugar for every 8 oz. cup of water." Earlier today, Pat Kelly spoke with Mr. Griggs to find out how residents are responding to this initiative.

All I have to say is haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahaha. Wow

edit on 18-11-2012 by anon4m05 because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 18 2012 @ 02:08 PM
That is pretty funny lol.

posted on Nov, 18 2012 @ 02:08 PM
i prefer Brawndo The Thirst Mutilator, its got electrolites

posted on Nov, 18 2012 @ 02:09 PM
Listen to the audio interview in the article; the part about the shower just cracks me up!

"You're gunna get a little sticky"......

posted on Nov, 18 2012 @ 02:12 PM
I would have hoped to see a story like this on april fools day, and, why is it so important that the residents drink more of the water?, makes you wonder what else they put in it.

posted on Nov, 18 2012 @ 02:38 PM
reply to post by Biigs

It's what plants crave...

edit on 18-11-2012 by mwood because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 18 2012 @ 02:39 PM
reply to post by anon4m05

Is this a joke?

4 TBSP per 8oz.??

posted on Nov, 18 2012 @ 02:46 PM
No Joke; it really is legit. I cannot imagine the damaging effects that sugar will have on the water delivery infrastructure, not to mention how many goddamn bugs will be attracted to it and every household there.
I can sort of picture how this conversation took place;

"Sir, people are drinking more pop than water.....What should we do?"
"Well, water is a precious resource; there's not much of it out there, and we can't have people consuming LESS of it now, can we? Not to mention that this is health issue! People NEED to drink water!"
"I guess so sir. What should we do?"
"Well, I suppose the most logical thing to do is add sugar to the water. Yeah, that's it. We'll put aside some funds so we can continually spend money on sugar, so that we can add it to the water. We'll put 4 tbl spoons for 8 Oz of water, that way people will drink it. It's a health issue, you know..... if you have diabetes..... well then, sorry. Once it rots our infrastructure and creates a huge insect infestation, we'll have to hire some people to fix'er up! We'll be creating JOBS!! Yaaa!! Jobss!! Rabble rabble rabble....soda pop....rabble rabble"
" ----> Facepalm

posted on Nov, 18 2012 @ 03:04 PM
What the hell are these fools thinking?!?! Have they ever heard the term Diabetic?? Even if the residents are all aware of the sugar content....assuming this is all as reported... Woe be the poor bastard from out of town who orders a glass of water with lunch at the local cafe and fails to mention a serious diabetic condition. This is totally outrageous and insane. Adding anything to the water is criminal, in my opinion. The only treatment of the water should be what is required to make it safe and consistent to drink. Nothing more. Ever.

What total insanity!

posted on Nov, 18 2012 @ 03:47 PM
thats got to be a fake/bogus/hoax, water with sugar in it would ruining water boilers kettles etc, the amount stated is huge.

imagine having a shower and getting out all sticky... thats just not right

posted on Nov, 18 2012 @ 04:00 PM

TextHi Shelley – We commend you for actively engaging with media and your suspicions because the story about a Texas town putting sugar in the water supply is satire. This Is That is a satirical current affairs radio show from Canada, similar to your Onion newspaper. Our apologies for the confusion. Hopefully this clears things up and maybe you could pass on the word to the folks in Pecos County for us too! Thanks for getting in touch, – Chris Kelly – THIS AND THAT Producer. CBC.

I found this when I googled it.
I knew it couldn't be true, that's about 25% sugar.

*adding links from a phone is a two post process

edit on 18-11-2012 by snowspirit because: Added link

posted on Nov, 18 2012 @ 04:42 PM
Wow, thanks for clearing that up. I kept thinking "no way people can be THAT stupid"! lol I just heard it whilst listening to the radio, wasn't aware it was satire. Again, thanks!

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