October 04, 2007

Too Much Swish for Me

The update on the city of West Palm Beach and their poopy drinking water?

No drinking the water indefinitely. Definitely through Saturday. At some point, they may lift the bans in small areas. Other areas… who knows?

They have no idea where the contamination is coming from. Fourteen people are confirmed sick. They’re getting county and state assistance now.

I’m so daggum glad I’m on well water.

My husband said today, “We’re not living in a 3rd World Country here. I can’t believe this mess.” Meanwhile, the bottled water companies are turning a huge profit, and people are still… paying for water! Who cares that you can’t drink it? That’s just… a minor detail.

I said to him, “So… what do you think the dentists in West Palm Beach are doing on a boil water alert?”

He stood there for a minute, shrugged his shoulders and said, ‘I don’t want to know.’

I could hear the dentists saying now, ‘Swish, but don’t swallow!’

Blech.

Posted by Boudicca at October 4, 2007 08:01 PM | TrackBack
Comments

What is it with the East Coast and city water? Up here we had an incident just recently where someone dumped too much of a chemical into a town water system... 10 people including a baby ended up in the hospital - just from taking showers /bathing in the water!

They set up special tents at one of the local hospitals for town people to go get hosed down. It was ridiculous!

While we had the periodic water main break in the Midwest that would put people certain sections on a boil water order for a few days - that's the worst I ever heard and it didn't happen often. Sheesh!

Posted by: Teresa at October 4, 2007 11:08 PM

Glad to know I'm not the only one thinking of all the weird stuff... like water fountains at schools, dentists, and more. Ugh. Makes me want even less to hook up to city water.

Posted by: vw bug at October 5, 2007 05:14 AM

They should give everyone a rebate. Some cable companies used to do that if service was down... now, not so much. Guess those were the 'good ol' days', huh?

Posted by: pam at October 5, 2007 06:50 AM