Saturday Water Woes

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The worst sense of security is a false one. It’s hard for people to wrap their heads around the idea that those in charge – federal, state and local agencies – might be cheating the system. But, all too often, that is exactly what happens.

The Guardian has found that 33 cities east of the Mississippi river used water testing methods that the EPA has said underestimate how much lead is present. And in two states, water departments were encouraged to test water early – so that if they received bad results they could re-sample.

Transparency is sorely lacking in the system. Information in municipal water reports often gets changed or redacted because people have an “oh shit” moment. Water utility managers fear they might lose their job if levels come back too high. Sometimes they are motivated by greed and ineptitude. Other times, their actions are simply the result of working for agencies that are over-burdened and under-staffed.

Erin Brockovich

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21 Responses to Saturday Water Woes

  1. jimhitchcock says:

    No worries, we just buy bottled water from behemoth corporations.

    I mean, what, me worry?

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  2. Den says:

    Collect and filter rainwater

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  3. jimhitchcock says:

    You know what I wanna do in the time remaining to me? Buy a bike. Not a Harley, one like Den’s.

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  4. jimhitchcock says:

    I laugh with real pleasure

    At the gentle ribbing Kamau Bell gives us over the disguising of bias we exhibit in this wonderful experiment of a country. We’re getting better all the time 🙂

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  5. David B. Benson says:

    Did The Donald commit fraud?

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  6. David B. Benson says:

    @ the Tokyo Seoul after 42 minutes in 87 °F heat with a light breeze blowing in hotter for a couple of days. Sweat on brow and back.

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  7. Den says:

    Trump is a rip-off bozo, anyone willingly believing he is their savior, is a bozo squared.

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  8. Den says:

    Stay tuned to the nail-biting finish as two lying power-hungry assholes go head to head in the; Who will win the coveted ‘first indictment’ championship battle?

    We now return you to our regularly scheduled program that actually makes sense, VOTE SOCIALIST and trash those bums!

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  9. Den says:

    And here I thought I just miscounted my sheep…

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  10. Den says:

    OK, I found the offending LLama that counted the sheep.
    He will be sent to the monkey cage for reprogramming.
    Now where to find a new LLama on short notice, sheesh!

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  11. Den says:

    All I could find was a bunch of out-of-work goats

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