(08-22-2011, 04:01 AM)Kreeper Wrote: They don't use water treatment plants in NYC, Daj?
I have not heard about pharmaceuticals in drinking water. I knew they were being found in rivers and oceans from sewage runoff, but the drinking water? How does that happen?
That last I knew, that no, absolutely NO purification is necessary for the city water supply ~ that may have changed in recent years, I do not keep up with it ~ but I am from the Catskills and my family is still there and more or less keep peripherally abreast on the latest crap from the NYC regs for the area. My sis's home abutts a tributary to the Delaware, which feeds the Cannonsville Reservoir ~ and they are damned ass serious about wtf you can put even in a creek ~ NOTHING.
To wit: There was a flood in the 90's and again a few years ago ~ and it was made worse because the City would not let them dredge the creeks through town. The governor told the City to fuk off and they dredged after near complete ruination of several small towns ~ the creeks running through my sis's town had built up 30-40 fukkin feet
~ she says now, it will not flood for the rest of her life time.
NYC EDIT:: (has always had) USED to HAVE the best tasting water compared to other big cities around the globe because it needed no chlorination.