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    Eight million gallons of water drained from reservoir after man urinates in it

    Eight million gallons of water had to be drained from a reservoir in Oregon after a man urinated in it.

    The cost of draining the reservoir after Joshua Seater was caught on a security camera relieving himself in the pristine lake is costing taxpayers $36,000 (22,000) Photo: ALAMY


    By Nick Allen, Los Angeles
    3:26PM BST 19 Jun 2011


    The operation is costing the state's taxpayers $36,000 (22,000) and was ordered after Joshua Seater, 21, was caught on a security camera relieving himself in the pristine lake.

    Health experts said the incident would not have caused any harm to people in the city of Portland, who are supplied with drinking water from the reservoir.

    They said the average human bladder holds only six to eight ounces, and the urine would have been vastly diluted.

    But David Shaff, an administrator at the Portland Water Bureau, defended the decision to empty the lake.

    "There are people who will say it's an over reaction. I don't think so. I think what you have to deal with here is the 'yuck' factor," he said.


    "I can imagine how many people would be saying 'I made orange juice with that water this morning.' "Do you want to drink pee? Most people are going to be pretty damn squeamish about that."
    Mr Seater had been out drinking with friends when he decided to relieve himself in the open air reservoir at 1.30am.
    He has not been arrested or charged with a crime, but may ultimately face a fine.
    He apologised publicly for his behaviour, adding: "It was a stupid thing to do. I didn't know it was a water supply, I thought it was a sewage plant.
    "I wouldn't mind paying for it but I don't have a job right now. I'm willing to do community service to clean up the place because I feel bad and feel pretty stupid." Sergeant Pete Simpson, of Portland Police, said: "It's really an unfortunate incident that probably could have been avoided if he had just chosen a bush."


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    If it had been a woman they probably would have left it in there and made some money selling golden showers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai View Post
    "There are people who will say it's an over reaction. I don't think so. I think what you have to deal with here is the 'yuck' factor," he said.

    "I can imagine how many people would be saying 'I made orange juice with that water this morning.' "Do you want to drink pee? Most people are going to be pretty damn squeamish about that."
    Ewww! Wee wee.

    Same-same with swimming in the sea. Fish weeing and pooing and screwing in it.

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    What a ridiculous over-reaction and a waste of money.

    I am sure thousands of fish, birds and animals defecate in that lake every year, what's so special about human waste?

    The dilution ratio alone would negate any possible affect on anyone drinking the water - plus I am sure it is treated before it gets into the water reticulation system.

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    FS, no news is good news I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick
    I am sure thousands of fish, birds and animals defecate in that lake every year, what's so special about human waste?
    'It's orange

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    ^ There's a reason for the saying, 'Only in America'...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai
    "There are people who will say it's an over reaction.
    You think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
    What a ridiculous over-reaction and a waste of money.

    I am sure thousands of fish, birds and animals defecate in that lake every year, what's so special about human waste?

    The dilution ratio alone would negate any possible affect on anyone drinking the water - plus I am sure it is treated before it gets into the water reticulation system.

    Patrick
    ditto....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick
    thousands of fish, birds and animals defecate in that lake every year
    You meant to say "day" not "year", right?


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    Simple solution. Get rid of the video cameras.

    FFS, can you imagine it?

    "Is the lake secure?"

    "Yes sir, we have it on 24 hour surveillance."

    "Good. I want to be briefed on any developments with this massive stationary watercourse every hour on the hour."

    "Of course sir."

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    ^Somebody just pissed in the reservoir, sir...

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    Just think...the water molecules in your mouth were at one time in someone's colon.

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    I wonder if this bloke wears gloves to open the toilet door.

    And what about all the dead critters in it? Decomposing animal cadavers, yum yum yum. Better not tell the stupid c**t or he'll close it for good.

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    Apparently the London tap water goes through the "system" at least three times before it reaches the sea.

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    Jesus, you'd be worse off eating the peanuts from the bar than drinking that piss water.

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    How much bird shit is dropped into it everyday?

    Not as if yankerikka is hurting for money at the moment. Still though, probably would have been better spent on metal detectors for highschools so they mightn't massacre their school mates.

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    Moose like that sort of country, love to feed in the marshy edges along the lake shore. They pee dam sight more than 8oz!

    What a bloody dork!

    Did anyone think about doing a water test to see how much of a YUK factor was present!

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    I think we all agree that he is a complete twit. Bird shit alone would add up to a HUGE amount every day, not to mention moose poo....if the are any meese there.
    And what about various squirrels and whatever else lives in the surrounding trees ?
    It reminds me of the early eighties when a hotel manager somewhere decided to empty the water from a pool after it was found that a recent guest had AIDS.

    You vant REAL "yuck" ? HERE is real yuck.......


    May 18, 2011 : Indonesian officials confirmed on Tuesday that a decomposed body found inside the water tank of an apartment in Singapore was that of an Indonesian migrant worker.

    Residents reported their water supply was cut off at 11 a.m., then they were told maintenance work was being done. It was only later in the day that the horrifying news spread — an Indonesian maid working at the complex had been found dead in one of the eight water tanks atop the 15-story block.

    The Straits Times newspaper said residents complained to authorities on Monday after they discovered their tap water was slightly yellow and unnaturally foamy.

    “This is so disgusting,” Choi Ah Moi, 69, was quoted as saying in the Straits Times.
    “My whole family finished a big pot of green bean soup I cooked this morning.”


    The thing is : My mind always plays this last sentence using the voice of Po's father from the animation Kung Fu Panda.....it's a a classically comical Chinese voice. You have to hear it to appreciate it...those who have seen the movie will know what I mean..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy
    ^Somebody just pissed in the reservoir, sir...
    Damn it! You prepare for the worst, but when it happens you always find yourself unprepared! I was afraid something like this would happen one day. Well, it's my ass on the line. The buck stops here. I'm answerable to the people, goddammit! Call out the National Guard, have a SWAT team on standby and deploy the nuclear submarines... This, gentlemen, is P-Day!

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    I guess you have to look at it this way- how diluted does a glass of urine have to be before you'll happily drink it?

    This is pretty ridiculous- as has already been mentioned, the amount of animal waste in the reservoir has to be fairly high, and no one seems to mind- I would imagine the water undergoes some sort of filtration process, and hardly anyone drinks water straight from the tap anyway with bottled water being so cheap- what the big deal out of taking a bit of a 'golden shower'?
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    "I can imagine how many people would be saying 'I made orange juice with that water this morning.' "Do you want to drink pee? Most people are going to be pretty damn squeamish about that."
    How many people?
    None you moron, if you hadn't broadcast it.
    And while I'm on the topic, you make orange juice with oranges dipstick.
    Bloody hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    The Straits Times newspaper said residents complained to authorities on Monday after they discovered their tap water was slightly yellow and unnaturally foamy.
    yummy

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    There's a mushroom full of a powerful psychedelic and also a different substance that is poisonous to man. The eskimos, to get around mother nature fuking with their highs, would feed the shrooms to the reindeer then drink the their piss. The reindeer processe the poison and the psychedelic substance remain intact in the urine. Serious.

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    'I made orange juice with that water this morning.'
    Well? What else would you do with orange water?

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