November 16th, 2006, 11:18 pm PST by Greg

I don’t know what’s going on in the rest of the GVRD, but this is what’s coming out of my tap right now:
my water

Apparently, the problem is turbidity. According to Wikipedia, 1 NTU (turbidity units) is the bar to clear, and 0.1 NTU is the target. The GVRD turbidity page (who would have thought they had one?) says we’re at 53. I will repeat the title: Mmmmm.

So, we’re supposed to boil the water. I’m undecided. Option 1: saying “fuck it” and calling people pussies for not wanting to deal with water that has a little character. Option 2: not taking the chance on being that one stupid bastard who dies after not boiling his water.

I’m also wondering how long it takes particles like that to settle out. I boiled some water, partly to conduct that experiment in the fridge.

4 Responses to “Mmmmm”

  1. Eunice Says:

    Please tell me when you find out.

    I brushed my teeth with bottled water last night.

    I brought all my Nalgenes to school to fill at the Canadian Springs cooler.

    Ha I’m a dork.

  2. Greg Says:

    There is an info page up now:

    It says “residents *may* wish to use an alternate drinking water source”. I figure that means “covering our ass”, not “you’re gonna die”.

  3. Kat Says:

    Boil the damn water! I come home in only 2.5 weeks, and I’d really like to still have a husband! Especially one that doesn’t have explosive diarrhea!

  4. Eugene Says:

    It’s not as bad as some residents of North Van, who get their water from the Seymour water shed. That had turbidity level 90 NTU when the warning was issued. Poor Timbo showered with brown water.