So the government put out this propaganda to the people of Flint, Michigan, where they explicitly state the water is "safe", as long as people don't drink it.
How much longer are we going to let these monsters get away with this?
I don't even live in Michigan and my water is about the same. It's not terrible, but it's expensive to buy drinking water.
Is this some sort of oddly mild bait thread?
>Is this some sort of oddly mild bait thread?
No, just hostile and sarcastic by using >Yuck!
The lead content is high and it's making the people there retarded. Literally retarded.
I've been showering in my awful water for like a year, and it does suck. It likely contains trace amounts of heavy metals including lead, and there's sometimes carcinogenic fumes. I should see a doctor and get tested and stuff, but I don't have insurance.
technically it is safe to bathe the kid in lead water. i'd just cover their mouth and not allow any of it in there because lead can't permeate through skin or anything like that.
>Making fun of victims of a legit crisis, while the crisis is still taking place.
wtf man bottle water is dirt cheap. also if you're having municipal water they probably aren't as retarded as flint and it's perfectly safe to drink. if you do not have municipal water and your water is in fact polluted don't drink lead water - DON'T do it. lead poisoning is terrible, but it's 100x worse for young kids who's brain chemsitry is still developing because it mess with neurons and shit and causes pathways to jsut be blocked and not work. basically i'm not a neurologist but in lamens it makes someone retarded and or crazy.
Somebody needs to be killed for this, I mean it too
who do we blame
This couldn't have happened to a shittier city in America.
Ironically the reason this has happened is because the de scaler used in the flint pipes dissolved the decades of like build up and exposing the inside surface of these aging pipes.
You probably be fine using reverse osmosis water for drinking + de ionizer if your really paranoid about dissolved solids.
This shit is going to happen more and more to America as unfunded public works infrastructure improvements and replacement get pushed aside as higher costs of living a lower state and federal budgets rise.
what about their anus? ears? eyes? SKIN? Your skin is the largest organ in/on your body and absorbs everything from the oils in your skin care products to the pollution in the air.
Think of nicotine patches. The water is UNFIT for ANY use.
>all the people who see nothing wrong with this
You guys really think it's acceptable to live in a place without clear, pure, drinkable tap water, in the US? You really think people should HAVE to buy bottled water?
For fellow Americanos, it's worth pointing out that this sort of thing is common and Flint was just stupid enough to get caught.
Thanks for this. I heard that many cities east of the Mississippi River have water contaminated with heavy metals. I live on the east coast, decently far from any major cities, but I'm sure I'm not completely safe.
Revolution when?? pic related is what should happen to the people responsible. Parade their corpses through the streets.
I saw an article on hacker news that specifically mentioned shoddy water testing standards in Philidelphia, can't find the article at the moment however.
No revolution, not while immediate needs and comforts are more or less seen to. We're moving towards a non-trust based system in my opinion. You want to know water quality, you get it tested yourself. You want your house wired correctly, you ask family and trusted friends for recommendations. And you never trust the government. Think Soviet Russia or Latin America.
the water wasn't contaminated though that's the thing. it was the purification process used something that caused the lead pipes to corrode. or at least that's my understanding of it.
most municipal water is absolutely safe but it could be going trhough lead pipes and causing it to get contaminated.
i live in a trailer house in midwest that uses a private water source but i dont' know the last time it was tested. i definitely dont' drink it but i shower nad bathe in it. i might collect some in a bottle and take it this water place just to see what they find.
Environmental engineer here
Basically, they changed raw water source without adjusting their treatment process as much as they needed to. The new raw water had a higher pH, and as such, corroded the lead pipes.
>Environmental engineer here
May as well just put Redditor as a trip senpai
>drinking any liquid
>needing sustenance to survive
>being an organic lifeform
ya it probably was rather easy thing to avoid and i don't think (despite whatever narrative is being told) they did it because they didn't want to spend money or to try to pad their pockets but rather this was just sheer incompetence like >>26078425 said.
I live in Michigan, but not in Flint. W-will I be okay, robots?
You know, like a shit load of greek/roman baths were lead lined or laced and they got fucked up due to it.
I forgot the expat specifics of where the lead was, I watched this documentary ages ago, but it really isn't safe to repeatedly bathe in lead. It fucks up your brain real good, it will get into your system.
It really isn't safe, is it safe to do it maybe once or twice? Sure, but if the water stays the way it is, a bunch of people will get fucked up.
Here you go champ, most of the pipe in new england is from the industrial era before stardards were put in place and use iron pipes and these are the pipes where your water travels through.
:^) I hope you enjoy that. And living in the rural areas really doesn't guarantee shit by the way, infarct you get less maintenance on your lines by living in the boonies so unless you get well water this is what you are drinking. Because no one is going to maintain your waterlines unless there is such low pressure or there is a water main break.
I had a sample of ductile iron pipe that a construction company that works with hydrants/water/sewer had from a water main break.
Let alone I work in the industry as well It looks exactly like that and that is the correct thickness. I've worked around enough fittings and delivered enough pipe to know the thickness of these pipes.
Granted the pipe in that is cast iron and not ductile iron, but that would handle water no problem. Plus you can see from the shoddy cut job that the pipe right there is actually a water line and they are doing a field cut. Any kind of drainage pipe would never have a run off pipe that is cut that horribly uneven and never have an end piece that could rust shut or have it bit coated to the end!
The more you know.
No most of the time environmental engineers work with erosion control shit as well as just other bullshit I read about in pamphlets at my work, about how they wish to conserve water, create water banks, and enforce the ideal that any work done doesn't harm the environment afterwards or fuck up the ecosystem.
I work in the yard of a vendor company that supplies this shit to people. I've seen/done a few field cuts of pipe and that looks like a 10 in diameter pipe, so that means most saws if not all cannot do one clean cut through, and have to re-position their cut half way through to get the rest of the pipe. Which is why when you look at the bottom right hand corner you see that obvious bulge, I've done that many times when making field cuts of even PVC pipe.
Plus all metal pipe has an odd coat on the inside called bit, and that is the black shit you see on the inner edges of the pipe, bit is added to all pipe like this to prevent rust build up, but I mean this shit is inevitable after a while because bit can't last for years upon years.
Also all run off pipe would never allow for such a rust build up like that of sediment over time, it would end up blocking the entire thing if given enough time and neglect and you don't want a run off getting clogged. Most run offs I've seen are made of like an aluminium, but then again all run offs I've seen are unto beaches so yeah.