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Posted: 3/19/2013 9:24:45 AM EDT
I am working on my syllabus for the new improved water class/youtube series

When did pueblo need to boil there tap water? 2004?

Any other more current news articles would be helpful.

Thanks
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:26:32 AM EDT
never in my 35 year life. I don't live in a 3rd world country........well that might be changing with the way America is going.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:28:37 AM EDT
Not sure about Pueblo, but we had to in Golden, CO about 15-20 years ago.......
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:29:54 AM EDT
I had to boil my water in Overland Park, KS a couple years ago due to a water main break.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:30:42 AM EDT
2012 in Northern VA. LINK
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:31:06 AM EDT
Hammond, LA always has boil instructions on the back of the water bill.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:33:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:33:07 AM EDT
Not sure if you were looking for Pueblo specific (Title vs Pueblo), but my city had to boil water in July 2012. Basically, power outage overnight when a substation blew up, city had back up generators that were not maintained so they did not function as intended, and water pressure dropped out. http://www.kcbd.com/story/19084069/boil-notice-lifted-lubbock-water-safe-to-drink
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:33:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Wulf202:
I am working on my syllabus for the new improved water class/youtube series

When did pueblo need to boil there tap water? 2004?

Any other more current news articles would be helpful.

Thanks



Would you share a link to your videos?
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:34:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/19/2013 9:38:34 AM EDT by dbort]
Milwaukee had a problem with crypto speritium (sp) in the early to mid 90's. I was young but I know we had to boil our water before we could consume it.


Linky
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:35:56 AM EDT
Couple days ago I had to make mac & cheese for the kids, Abby was especially demanding of it.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:37:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Zcwilkins:
Couple days ago I had to make mac & cheese for the kids, Abby was especially demanding of it.


Hah. That's what I was going to say… only for me it was spaghetti that I ate for lunch today.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:42:14 AM EDT
Within the last year or two I have got two letters at least saying the water was unsafe and needed to be boiled for consumption. Im in Texas.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:45:11 AM EDT
About every six months in Pompano Beach, Florida, due to backflow fuckups in my area. Palm Beach County had a few of them since 2007 for the same reason. I'm convinced that the ability to pay off politicians is the only prerequisite for obtaining a government contract around here. There seems to be a sliding scale, too. The more complex jobs seem to get the more stupid contractors.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:45:11 AM EDT
It's a common occurrence with the great New Orleans Sewage and Water Board. Twice in the last 6 months a boil water advisory has been issued.. Search that site for more info. In the October example they knew the water was compromised for 6 hours before they issued a press release

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/03/water_pressure_falls_across_se.html


http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/03/boil-water_alert_for_east_bank.html
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:47:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/19/2013 10:33:38 AM EDT by Choking_Hazard]
About two days ago. Apparently also cut off the water while a meth lab (next to the police station I might add ) went boom and burnt up 3 kids and two adults in the fire. Sadly, the adult meth heads are still alive. The infrastructure here is ancient, I could take pictures of BRICK side streets, and water breaks are frequent this time of year.

ETA
I just searched locally and came up with >44k results. That's probably more links than you want
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 9:49:39 AM EDT
Required to: never

Wanted to: last week.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 10:05:55 AM EDT
Never.

Well water. All water is run through a particulate filter, then a softener. Drinking water is then run through RO. Annual quality tests run.

There's nothing wrong with MY precious bodily fluids....
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 10:12:42 AM EDT
castine maine, 2010 due to a water main break
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 10:19:56 AM EDT
We had to a few years ago after a Hurricane and the power was out in the area.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 10:25:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/19/2013 10:41:43 AM EDT by AR-10]
Several years ago our town issued a boil alert for about two days. A sample of water with something bad growing in it was taken at a water fountain at the high school. Turned out the water fountain was the source of contamination.


There have been half a dozen towns (at least) in Iowa that issued boil alerts in the last year. I can't link to them without googling first. It makes the evening news quite regularly. Broken water mains are the problem most of the time.


Here's a recent one;

http://www.kcci.com/news/health/New-boil-advisory-just-issued/-/9356934/19139646/-/17f8lj/-/index.html
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 10:28:35 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Wulf202:
I am working on my syllabus for the new improved water class/youtube series

When did pueblo need to boil there tap water? 2004?

Any other more current news articles would be helpful.

Thanks


Just a few weeks ago for these guys:

http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2013/feb/14/fpua-urges-all-customers-in-st-lucie-to-boil-tap/
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 10:32:24 AM EDT
September 2003, Hampton Roads VA.

Hurricane Isabelle caused flooding that contaminated our city reservoirs. Portsmouth, Norfolk, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach were told to boil their water for about 10 days, if I remember correctly. A few other places in the area were boiling water for almost three weeks.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 10:42:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SkagSig40:
never in my 35 year life. I don't live in a 3rd world country........well that might be changing with the way America is going.


I was visiting a 3rd world country last summer, when the east coast had the Deracho that took out the power for a few days.
The hosts apoligized to me for it being so hot.
I told them "Not a problem. While you have to boil the water here, so do we at home. At least here you power and airconditioning."

Link Posted: 3/19/2013 10:44:55 AM EDT
I'm in my mid-30s and I've never had to boil water in my adult life. I remember doing it once or twice after a water main break when I was a kid.

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Link Posted: 3/19/2013 10:47:10 AM EDT
About three weeks ago here in Tampa
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 10:47:41 AM EDT
Loudoun County, VA. - 2003 - Hurricane Isabel. The water authority put a boil advisory into effect because the heavy rain waters affected the treatment plants.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 10:49:13 AM EDT
Dear diary, today I learned that being ordered to boil your water is not the norm. Dealt with this issue all my life. Seriously, I never knew
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 11:01:27 AM EDT
We are on a well. Don't drink it. Too close to the old hog shed. Showering and dishwasher OK.

I got a call , FIL that lives next door. Dig up his yard to find lid to septic tank. Shovel. It got sucked out. No joy. Needs more digging , something is plugged up. More shovel. Pulled plug.

At least we were kinda out of the wind. Fuck the wind. Now some Co. is snaking it or some shit.

I yelled Shitters full , at the take a way tanker guy . He kinda laughed. He didn't want to be here either.

My day sucks.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 11:06:22 AM EDT
Gee, we have a "boil water advisory" on the local news around here about twice a week. Mostly because of a water main break, repairs or such.

I've been on well water for 24 years.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 11:18:55 AM EDT
we have to once every few months. Its a pain.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 11:24:28 AM EDT
OP check with your colorado EPA. they will have to publish and notify the public of any boil orders.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 11:33:32 AM EDT
About once a week I have to boil my tap water...............

.....to reconstitute beef or chicken base for something I am cooking.

Link Posted: 3/19/2013 11:38:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By wisdomwhale:
Within the last year or two I have got two letters at least saying the water was unsafe and needed to be boiled for consumption. Im in Texas.


They sent you a letter saying to boil your water? What about the two days it took for the letter to get to your house????
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 11:39:04 AM EDT
I remember we had to when I was younger but I couldn't even begin to guess when that was. Probably in the late 80s or early 90s.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 11:43:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 11:47:58 AM EDT
I lived in Venezuela for two years from 94-96. If you didn't boil the water thoroughly before drinking it you risked getting very, very sick.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 12:57:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By HoodyHoo21:
Originally Posted By wisdomwhale:
Within the last year or two I have got two letters at least saying the water was unsafe and needed to be boiled for consumption. Im in Texas.


They sent you a letter saying to boil your water? What about the two days it took for the letter to get to your house????


Local media must also be notified. In rural areas the utility is required to post a notice at places like the grocery store, post office, etc.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 1:02:54 PM EDT
last summer we were on a boil advisory.

Our tiny shitty water authority combined with high bromides levels in the Monongahela river caused a bunch of problems.


Link Posted: 3/19/2013 1:07:17 PM EDT
Hurricaine Isabel.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 1:10:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Wulf202:
I am working on my syllabus for the new improved water class/youtube series

When did pueblo need to boil there tap water? 2004?

Any other more current news articles would be helpful.

Thanks


I had to for a weekend this last year. Lightning strike blew the transformer to the water treatment plant. We were under boil water restrictions, told to limit water use and all restaurants were closed.

I drove by Walmart to see how crazy the traffic was, and asked a cashier the next monday how bad the crowds were. Apparently people were trying to steal bottled water out of each others carts in line.

Link Posted: 3/19/2013 1:47:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 1:58:40 PM EDT
Great, now I'm gonna tell you that I never have had to in my 50 years on this earth and now I'm jinxed and now my water will never work again and I will be dead by Firday and I won't get to see your grade in school!!! Thanks a lot
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 2:05:07 PM EDT
It was recommended during/after the blackout in 2003.
Link Posted: 3/19/2013 2:07:30 PM EDT
Chinoteague, Virginia - last October...

rongorongo
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 8:07:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By waterman1971:
Originally Posted By Wulf202:
I am working on my syllabus for the new improved water class/youtube series

When did pueblo need to boil there tap water? 2004?

Any other more current news articles would be helpful.

Thanks



Would you share a link to your videos?

Yes, there will be a link in the survival forum. Working on the outlines and such, collecting facts.

Originally Posted By SkagSig40:
never in my 35 year life. I don't live in a 3rd world country........well that might be changing with the way America is going.


Originally Posted By Choking_Hazard:
Dear diary, today I learned that being ordered to boil your water is not the norm. Dealt with this issue all my life. Seriously, I never knew

Two opposite perspectives, interesting.

Originally Posted By VEELA:
OP check with your colorado EPA. they will have to publish and notify the public of any boil orders.

http://oaspub.epa.gov/enviro/sdw_form_v2.create_page?state_abbr=CO

Here's the link but it's a pain, it only has info back to 2008. However I'm just trying to get some data from random places around the country to illustrate a point.


Thanks to everyone.

Link Posted: 3/20/2013 8:15:33 PM EDT
saturday.

but it was a vacation cabin using solely rainwater catchment system. does that count?
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 8:20:20 PM EDT
I have a well; don't boil shit.
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 8:21:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 8:23:05 PM EDT
hurricane sandy
Link Posted: 3/20/2013 8:23:16 PM EDT
I don't recall but it was within the last 2-3 years.

There was a main break up the street and we had a boil advisory pending testing.

Relatively common in New England.

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