Fun with the NYC Water Advisory

Fun! The city just issued a water boiling advisory for today, citing high levels of “particles” in the drinking water supply. Evidently these “particles” can interfere with the water chlorination process and cause all sorts of issues in people with less than stellar immune systems. Rockin’!

Also, evidently the Health Department asked doctors to increase testing for parasitic illnesses and immediately report any diseases, as well as any increase in gastrointestinal symptoms.

I found four articles referencing this advisory, but no one mentions what these “particles” are. Any guesses on what we might be dealing with? Good thing I only drink bourbon…

3 Comments so far

  1. Anna (unregistered) on June 30th, 2005 @ 3:46 pm

    mint juleps anyone?

  2. Anna (unregistered) on June 30th, 2005 @ 4:06 pm

    there was another something in the water story a while ago. apparently nyc has small levels of microcrustaceans in its drinking water so some dude made lots of money going around to hyper-orthodox jews selling them a water filter that promised to filter out the microcrusties. awesome, huh?

  3. Art (unregistered) on June 30th, 2005 @ 6:48 pm

    Sigh. I drank a good gallon of tap water before reading an article about this advisory crap.

    Bring on the trots.

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