Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Publisher
    Points: 743,816, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 44.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation First ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    ChrisMWilliams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    15,373
    Points
    743,816
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 163
    Given: 57

    Ames water question

    I still have water running at my apartment in Ames. I know that I can't drink it. I read something from the Ames Tribune last night saying that you can now shower in it?

    Is that the case? Because per the DSM Register, that isn't the case. What do you all know/suggest?



  2. #2
    Addict
    Points: 124,588, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    theshadow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    6,462
    Points
    124,588
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Ames water question

    From a city press release:

    Ames residents should eliminate all exterior water use including the use of any outdoor irrigation systems. Water should be used minimally for flushing, short showers, and maintaining basic health, and sanitation. Water coming from the tap should not be used for purposes such as drinking, brushing teeth, washing dishes, preparing food, and making ice consumed unless boiled or treated first.

    To properly boil water, it should be brought to a roiling boil for three to five minutes, and then allowed to cool. Boiled water may have a ‘flat’ taste due to a decrease in oxygen content. Pouring the water back and forth between two containers will help restore a more normal taste.

    If customers are unable to boil water, water may also be disinfected by using household liquid bleach. Only regular household liquid bleach that contains 5.25% sodium hypochlorite should be used. Do not use scented bleaches, colorsafe bleaches, or bleaches with added cleaners. Add 16 drops of bleach per gallon of water, stir, and let stand for 30 minutes. If the water does not have a slight bleach odor, repeat the dosage and let stand another 15 minutes.

    This “boil alert” will remain in effect until the City of Ames is satisfied that there is no longer a threat. A similar notice will be released when the alert is lifted.



  3. #3
    Publisher
    Points: 743,816, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 44.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation First ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    ChrisMWilliams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    15,373
    Points
    743,816
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 163
    Given: 57

    Re: Ames water question

    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    From a city press release:

    Ames residents should eliminate all exterior water use including the use of any outdoor irrigation systems. Water should be used minimally for flushing, short showers, and maintaining basic health, and sanitation. Water coming from the tap should not be used for purposes such as drinking, brushing teeth, washing dishes, preparing food, and making ice consumed unless boiled or treated first.

    To properly boil water, it should be brought to a roiling boil for three to five minutes, and then allowed to cool. Boiled water may have a ‘flat’ taste due to a decrease in oxygen content. Pouring the water back and forth between two containers will help restore a more normal taste.

    If customers are unable to boil water, water may also be disinfected by using household liquid bleach. Only regular household liquid bleach that contains 5.25% sodium hypochlorite should be used. Do not use scented bleaches, colorsafe bleaches, or bleaches with added cleaners. Add 16 drops of bleach per gallon of water, stir, and let stand for 30 minutes. If the water does not have a slight bleach odor, repeat the dosage and let stand another 15 minutes.

    This “boil alert” will remain in effect until the City of Ames is satisfied that there is no longer a threat. A similar notice will be released when the alert is lifted.
    I swore I read something on the Trib's site last night saying it was okay to shower and do that sort of thing. Am I crazy?



  4. #4
    Pro
    Points: 23,790, Level: 47
    Level completed: 24%, Points required for next Level: 760
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,364
    Points
    23,790
    Level
    47
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 31
    Given: 27

    Re: Ames water question

    Pretty simple-- if you can shower without 'drinking' any of the water, go for it.


    Clone to the Bone with the up and coming IOWA STATE.

  5. #5
    Legend Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    DaddyMac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    14,375
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Ames water question

    Well, the Ames release seems to jive with what you were thinking the Trib said.

    The point of contention comes from the Rag.

    Do the math.



  6. #6
    Pro
    Points: 98,878, Level: 97
    Level completed: 92%, Points required for next Level: 172
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Your first GroupVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    khaal53's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,404
    Points
    98,878
    Level
    97
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 13
    Given: 0

    Re: Ames water question

    Honestly, I would probably just shower in it. Someone will probably tell me how I'm wrong but I can't see how it's worse than swimming in an Iowa Lake with a bar of soap. Maybe I'm not the most sanitary person though.




    I'm on Twitter: @khaal53

  7. #7
    Legend
    Points: 402,091, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    cyclonedave25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    14,283
    Points
    402,091
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 152
    Given: 56

    Re: Ames water question

    I guarantee the water coming out of your shower head today, is cleaner than every lake or river that you might swim in.



  8. #8
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 104,991, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    3,581
    Points
    104,991
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Ames water question


  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 117,049, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    RING4CY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    6,358
    Points
    117,049
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 16
    Given: 28

    Re: Ames water question

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    Am I crazy?
    Layup question?




  10. #10
    Speechless
    Points: 629,812, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 22.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    22,175
    Points
    629,812
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 378
    Given: 30

    Re: Ames water question

    Yes you can shower, but make it quick.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 06:00 PM