Author Topic: Black water flowing out of TX town's faucets  (Read 2103 times)

Offline Ms. Albatross

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Black water flowing out of TX town's faucets
« on: February 21, 2016, 11:09:58 AM »
Another reason to keep plenty of water at home....

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/02/21/black-water-pouring-out-texas-towns-faucets.html?intcmp=hphz10

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Crystal City [Texas]residents don’t have any water they can drink. Black water came out of the pipes in homes in the tiny city where the sweeping bribery and conspiracy indictments brought down city leaders. Volunteers handed out donated bottles of water on Friday, as state environmental officials test the water for bacteria.


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Re: Black water flowing out of TX town's faucets
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2016, 04:42:20 PM »
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A water department employee said residents should boil water before using it.

Seriously? Boiled black water?! that sounds great!

I think I'd rather boil some stagnant pond water or something yuck!

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Re: Black water flowing out of TX town's faucets
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2016, 06:44:05 PM »
I wonder if a LifeStraw, PUR, or even a home built sand filter would get the color out of the water.  (I'd think the Berkey would)

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Re: Black water flowing out of TX town's faucets
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2016, 06:49:39 PM »
these are stories that remind me how much I am grateful for my well - even when it gives me grief, and the pump needs replacing.

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Re: Black water flowing out of TX town's faucets
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2016, 07:11:10 PM »
When I first moved to where I live now I drank the water.  When my wife moved in, she didn't like the taste and preferred bottled or at least filtered.  Now that I've learned more about the water system through the fire department, I'm drinking bottled or filtered water.  I just learned that the head maintenance guy actually didn't take distribution off line when replacing the chlorinating system, a process that took about six to eight hours.  That's just frightening.  Especially since the solution would have been easy, take distribution off line and let the gravity system from the tanks carry the load for the day.  Sometimes the more you know the more you wish you didn't know. :o

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Re: Black water flowing out of TX town's faucets
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2016, 12:27:52 AM »
It wasn't ME... I SWEAR!!

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Re: Black water flowing out of TX town's faucets
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2016, 06:02:50 AM »
It wasn't ME... I SWEAR!!

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Re: Black water flowing out of TX town's faucets
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2016, 08:53:39 AM »
It wasn't ME... I SWEAR!!

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Sometimes the more you know the more you wish you didn't know. :o

Amen