E. Coli Contaminated Water In Copenhagen!

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  1. SPACE-DWELLER

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    Yesterday, we got the horrible news that the dreaded E. Coli bacteria has been found during a test of the water supply to a part of Copenhagen called "Nørrebro"...

    All evening yesterday and half of the day today, most citizens of Copenhagen have been strongly advised by the government to BOIL any water used for drinking, cooking and even dishwashing.... :read:

    Today, at 1330 hours CET, finally the results of the tests from the other parts of Copenhagen were published... luckily, the part of CPH where I live has NOT been contaminated!

    My prayers go to the families living in the contaminated area! I hope no one gets sick! :prayer:

    Contaminated Water (this link might load very slowly).

    Google map over contaminated area
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    Hope this gets sorted soon Bo.
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    Agreed, hope it gets sorted quickly. Not nice at all. :thumbsdown:
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    It's good they got the warning out quickly. That can be a very nasty sickness. :thumbsdown: I think here, they clean the distribution plant and flush the lines with heavily chlorinated water IIRC.
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    That's aweful news, Bo :eek:

    They had this here last year in the South Island, and in a Hospital of all places:yikes:

    Few people have died, very sad, hope You guys don't get an outbreak:prayer:
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    Guess all the bottled water will disappear soon.
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    That's terrible.

    Does this sort of thing just happen or is there a cause?
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    That's pretty scary. Hope they resolve this problem asap!
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    People went crazy and did buy lots of mineral water... one lady I saw in the supermarket had 15 x 2litre bottles in the trolley! :crazy:


    Goverment believes that the huge cloudburst we had on July 1st. plus a smaller cloudburst we had recently caused rain water containg E. Coli bacteria to mix with the drinking water. :yikes:


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    That was a heck of a storm. My brother lives in Frederikberg (a borough of Copenhagen) and he had flooding in his basement. Is the city providing drinking water to residents?
    FWIW, at least you know alcohol has been distilled. LOL
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    Wow. That kind of severe rain looks like the sort of thing we sometimes get here in Cali. Disastrous.
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    Oh wow, that is terrible. My prayers go out to all in the country that they can pull through and hopefully not become sick.
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    scary - hope all's well soon!
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    Wow, that was some serious rain. Good to hear your area was not impacted by the E. Coli. Hope the other areas recover soon and no one becomes sick.


    John
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    Two other parts of Denmark (Funen and Lolland), quite far away from Copenhagen, have been contaminated, too. This was told in the news today. :eek:
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    The water in Copenhagen was declared drinkable again yesterday! :thumbsup:
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    Excellent news
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    That is good news! :yahoo:
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    Send some here. Ours sucks.
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    I work as a Water Treatment Operator for a very large utility here in So. Cal. Water is tested regularly and residual levels of chlorine are maintained diligently.

    If any kind of bacteria hit is detected, not just E. Coli, steps are quickly taken to control it. Water borne diseases can be extremely nasty, even deadly.