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Eco-Stupid? Portland water supply cut off after man urinates in reservoir..

 According to, officials took the Mount Tabor reservoir offline and dumped its more than 7.8 million gallons of drinking water after officials observed the man relieving himself into its waters, an act that was later evidenced by video surveillance footage.

Though one man's urine is hardly a threat to the city's water supply, Portland Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff decided to drain the reservoir anyway as a political move, and one that will cost taxpayers upwards of $40,000 to fully remediate. When asked about this strange decision, Shaff admitted that draining the reservoir has nothing to do with science but immediately conjured up images of people drinking pee so as to justify it.

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Comment by Ed Price
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Kinda reminds me of all the pigeon poop that goes into the Arizona canals.

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