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Fri May 21, 2021, 03:57 PM

Dead snakes-and-mice-toxic-sludge-how-pathogens-go-unnoticed-in-americas-water-towers


Kyle Bagenstose, USA TODAY 2 hrs ago

In March of last year, residents in the small coastal community of Delray Beach, Florida, noticed something strange about the water coming from their taps.

It was discolored. Smelly. Flecked with bits of dirt.

“You looked at it and it wasn’t clean,” said resident Reeve Bright. “You started seeing the ice coming out of the ice maker, and you’re going, ‘What the heck is going on? There is stuff in the frozen water.’”

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Complaints to the city prompted the discovery of sediment that had accumulated inside one of the city’s massive water storage tanks. The sediment had traveled along with the water into cups, cookware, ice trays and bathtubs. [snip]

Long read...scary non-maintenance of "basic" environmental infrastructure in America - eek!

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Kali May 2021 #1

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Fri May 21, 2021, 04:12 PM

1. as a rural person with a private water system...

lets just say it feels kinda good knowing I'm not alone.

(dead critter in the storage tank last week, currently using purchased drinking water and chlorinated the tank. toilet is nice and bright!)

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