The $36,000 Pee

A 21-year-old gentleman from Molalla, Ore., was caught peeing in one of Portland’s major reservoirs (in Mt. Tabor Park, pictured), leading the city to drain the entire thing—all 7.8 million gallons—at a cost of more than $36,000. Of course an uncovered reservoir probably has a lot of gross things in it: Dead rodents, for example, and pee from other animals. And even if the guy had drunk an entire Big Gulp, we’re talking at most about eight ounces of urine, in nearly 8 million gallons of water. Portland Water Bureau administrator David Schaff does not care: “Do you want to drink pee?” he asked The Oregonian. [Oregonian]

Via Gawker


~ by The 1955 Hudson on June 17, 2011.

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