By Lynn Thorp, National Campaigns Director – Follow Lynn on Twitter – @LTCWA
I’m pretty sure that anyone who read today’s news about three teenagers urinating into a finished water reservoir in Portland OR thought “…. Yuk, I don’t want that in my drinking water!” We need an similar but overwhelming public reaction of disgust and outrage about polluters’ effort to block one of the most important pieces of clean water policy in decades.
According to news reports, cameras caught three teenagers urinating into a reservoir used to store drinking water which has already passed through the treatment plant. The Portland Water Bureau was forced to flush millions of gallons of water out of the system to avoid any unintended contamination issues. Uncovered finished water reservoirs are the subject of interesting drinking water policy discussions, but that’s not the subject of this post. Read the rest of this entry »