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    Re: City of Ames shuts down water supply

    well that sucks.



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    Re: City of Ames shuts down water supply

    I'm telling you, Ames is going to become the Thunderdome pretty soon. If I was there, I would be hoarding gasoline and putting spikes on some shoulder pads.

    *I completely understand the severity of the situation and my sympathies go out to all that have been affected. I am not trying to make light of the scenario.


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    Re: City of Ames shuts down water supply

    Bottled water just doubled in price



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    Re: City of Ames shuts down water supply

    So....if I've been doing laundry you think contamination will effect anything?

    Thanks for posting this Chris!



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    Re: City of Ames shuts down water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrevkah View Post
    So....if I've been doing laundry you think contamination will effect anything?

    Thanks for posting this Chris!
    They didn't confirm that any contamination had occurred. Boiling water at this point is a practical precaution as I read it. I wouldn't worry about your laundry either way.



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    Re: City of Ames shuts down water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrevkah View Post
    So....if I've been doing laundry you think contamination will effect anything?

    Thanks for posting this Chris!

    Don't worry, its just a little mud. It will wash out.. oh wait



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    Re: City of Ames shuts down water supply

    Unless they can somehow contain that break - seal it off from the rest of the system, cleaning out the system could take quite a while.



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    Re: City of Ames shuts down water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    They didn't confirm that any contamination had occurred. Boiling water at this point is a practical precaution as I read it. I wouldn't worry about your laundry either way.

    Thanks. I've forgotten about the smiley faces too. I wasn't too worried



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    Re: City of Ames shuts down water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by benjay View Post
    They didn't confirm that any contamination had occurred. Boiling water at this point is a practical precaution as I read it. I wouldn't worry about your laundry either way.

    Sounds like if you are drinking or washing food it should be boiled.


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    Re: City of Ames shuts down water supply

    Better get to the store fast...people are panicking. My friend in Ames posted this pic on Facebook, taken from an Ames store:



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    Re: City of Ames shuts down water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    Unless they can somehow contain that break - seal it off from the rest of the system, cleaning out the system could take quite a while.
    Exactly. Fixing the break is the easy part. If the water tower was completely drained, they will likely have to flush, chlorinate, and test the area served by the tower and possibly more.



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    Re: City of Ames shuts down water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by isucyfan View Post
    Better get to the store fast...people are panicking. My friend in Ames posted this pic on Facebook, taken from an Ames store:


    WHOA! Is that a fanny pack!?


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    Re: City of Ames shuts down water supply

    Quote Originally Posted by clones26 View Post
    WHOA! Is that a fanny pack!?
    European Shoulder Bag




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    Re: City of Ames shuts down water supply

    If you can acquire one of these: MSR MIOX



    I would highly recommend it. I have one. It can do large amounts of water with a camera battery and some rock salt. The Marines use it, and it is purportedly strong enough to take VX gas out of water. I know JAX in Ames has them for sale.



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