Portland, Ore. dumps millions of gallons of water after man urinates in reservoir 

Portland, Ore., is dumping 8 million gallons of Mount Hood glacier water down the drain because a 21-year-old man was caught on security camera urinating into a city reservoir. Because Portland’s treated water is stored at five open-air reservoirs in parks, migrating flocks of water birds routinely land there and do their business. Health officials said a healthy person’s urine is sterile, with virtually no risk from such a diluted deposit.

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