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Portland, Oregon officials
warn of E. coli in tap water

CBS News & Associated Press, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 5/23/2014 5:17:44 PM

Local officials in Portland, Ore., issued a citywide boil notice after state health department detected a strain of E. coli in the water supply. The warning -- the largest in the city´s history -- impacts about 670,000 residents and will remain in effect until further notice. The Portland Water Bureau said residents should boil all tap water used for drinking, food preparation, tooth brushing and ice for at least one minute. Ice or any beverages prepared with unboiled tap water on or after Tuesday, May 20, should be discarded. (Snip) Tri-County Health Officer Dr. Paul Lewis says the E. coli is unlikely to cause any health problems, except for maybe diarrhea.

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I guess Portland is off my bucket list for this weekend.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 5/23/2014 5:35:58 PM     (No. 9859745)

All this from that one dude going wee-wee in the reservoir?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: sardonic, 5/23/2014 5:58:59 PM     (No. 9859763)

This seems to be an annual occurence here in Portland. Have no idea why the water system is so borderline 3rd world.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Breccia, 5/23/2014 6:56:01 PM     (No. 9859836)

Pretty much every bottle of water is gone from the area´s store shelves. I live south of Portland, maybe I´ll clean out the Costco of water and sell it in Portland for an obscene profit.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Aria, 5/23/2014 7:20:54 PM     (No. 9859867)

I have water boiling on the stove now. It´s going to be mostly for my dog - I will have to suffer with wine.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 5/23/2014 7:35:07 PM     (No. 9859879)

One has to wonder at this. Clinton and his cronies enacted as one of the last things Clinton did in his Presidency, one of the most expensive and draconian clean water acts ever. It forced even small systems of 50 households or more to buy hugely expensive water treatment facilities, even for pristine water wells! There were some exceptions, but with such detailed federal control over a municipality´s water supplies, how can something like e.coli be a threat? Here is how: someone was asleep in the water works not doing their job of making sure the chlorine and filters and ultra-violet light inoculation systems were all working. My bet is, they forgot to turn on the chlorine feed or they had an automated system fail. This is simply a practical impossibility for a modern water system. Human error is no doubt responsible!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Globalwarmer, 5/23/2014 8:34:38 PM     (No. 9859926)

Better stick to Widmer Hefeweizen.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mackrand, 5/23/2014 9:41:49 PM     (No. 9859969)

I got it. A Portland craft beer.... #6, you´re not only too quick, you´re three quick.

If I ever come through Portland again I´ll stop by and sample some of that.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 5/23/2014 11:26:09 PM     (No. 9860036)

I shall raise a glass in solidarity with you #4.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 5/24/2014 7:01:13 AM     (No. 9860180)

When are OR voters going to come to their senses and realize demonrats could care less about their welfare?

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