21 Jun '11, 1pm

Guy Pees In Reservoir, City Flips Out, Drains 8 Million Gallons

Guy Pees In Reservoir, City Flips Out, Drains 8 Million Gallons

The City of Portland, Oregon just drained off some 8 million gallons of its fresh water supply. Why? Because some kid decided to take a leak while hiking with some friends. 21-year-old Josh Seater was caught on surveillance camera urinating into the city’s reservoir; later telling police that he ”had a pleasant buzz and I should have known better.” City officials however, freaked out and decided to flush 8 MILLION GALLONS OF DRINKING WATER down the drain. From Forbes: “Public health officials say, however, that urine is sterile in healthy people and that the urine in the reservoir was so diluted – perhaps a half pint in millions of gallons – that it posed little risk.” No kidding. And this isn’t some self-contained, sealed reservoir that the kid had to open a hatch to gain access to. This is the open air variety in-the-middle-of-nature kind. You know, the one that ducks an...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/06/21/guy-pees-in-reservoir-...

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