Sunday, May 02, 2010

"Don't Drink the Water!"

A huge water main broke in Boston over the weekend, with two remarkable results: First, 8 million gallons an hour rushed out of the broken line and spilled down the banks of the Charles River, DOUBLING its downstream flow and raising its level by nearly 8 inches in places. Then, the Boston water supply had to be shifted to the ancient system of open-air reservoirs in the area, meaning that untreated pond water is currently flowing through the pipes of Boston.

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