Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Region's water supplies not prone to tainting like Portland's was by one man's action

— Accidents can happen, as the people of Portland, Ore., know all too well.
But overall, Southwest Florida utilities officials are confident in the security of the local drinking water supply.
...In Portland, officials decided to drain a 7.5 million gallon open-air reservoir after a man urinated in the reservoir. Others thought this was unnecessary, considering ducks regularly defecated in the treated water reservoir, which goes directly to residents’ faucets.

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