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So, does Portland have a No Fly zone for birds over the reservoir? I certainly would hope that they filter and sanitize that water before being "served" to the public.


Found this but can't tell if they're doing the second part of it or not (the Long Term 2 Enhanced blah blah blah).

Portland has a schedule to replace its open finished drinking water reservoirs with enclosed storage by December 31, 2020.
A finished drinking water reservoir contains water that has been through all the treatment steps required by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and can be delivered to the public without further treatment. Five of Portland's finished drinking water reservoirs are uncovered. Three are located at Mount Tabor Park and two are located in Washington Park.

The Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2) affects uncovered finished drinking water reservoirs by requiring that water systems either cover the reservoirs or provide treatment at the outlets of the reservoirs to remove or inactivate 99% (2 log) of the Cryptosporidium protozoa, 99.9% (3 log) Giardia bacteria and 99.99% (4 log) of viruses.


Kind of disconcerting that they may not do it, especially when you read a quote like this:

"Even though there is very minimal public health risk, the bottom line is that our commitment is to serve water that's clean, cold and constant," said Water Bureau administrator David Shaff. "That doesn't include pee. Not from people, at least."

"not from people at least". ugh.




There is at least one:

Personally I wouldn't buy one. Same reason I by older used cars that are mostly analog (dials, manual windows/locks, no digital displays etc) because it's just another thing to go wrong at the worst possible time.

One of the biggest issues I have with firearms is the lack of education involved on the part of the owners. Everyone in the home should be aware of them, how to use them safely etc. It's not 100% (because accidents do happen) but the majority of the issues are kids & parents not knowing any better. And with kids it's usually because their parents decided to "shelter" them, and that usually turns out worse in the long run, and not even just for firearms, usually just life in general.

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