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DanaMac
03-02-2009, 05:14 PM
So-called red water spews from Alamosa taps
The Associated Press
Posted: 03/02/2009 01:27:17 PM MST
Updated: 03/02/2009 01:43:23 PM MST

ALAMOSA, Colo.—Chemicals now used to treat Alamosa's water are being blamed for reddish water spewing from faucets, mainly in the older parts of town.

Alamosa city officials said chemicals added to the water are reacting with cast iron pipes, some as old as 100 years. The reaction releases reddish iron and manganese.

City officials in a statement Friday said the incidents don't pose a health threat but they worry the sediments could clog aerators and discolor items washed in the water. Officials say the problem will go away as they replace the old pipe and flush the system.

A salmonella outbreak that began last March sickened more than 400 people. The city began treating its water last year to prevent such outbreaks and remove arsenic.

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_11819540

Stuttering Stan
03-02-2009, 05:20 PM
I believe I read last week that Denver Post was closing? Is this correct. Check that. Rocky Mountain News.

"Officials say the problem will go away as they replace the old pipe and flush the system."
How many years will it take to replace pipes?

DanaMac
03-02-2009, 05:21 PM
I believe I read last week that Denver Post was closing? Is this correct.

No it is the Rocky Mtn. News that is now closed.

Waterit
03-02-2009, 06:35 PM
It's not water, it's Killian's Red:laugh:

Mike Leary
03-02-2009, 06:53 PM
[A salmonella outbreak that began last March sickened more than 400 people. The city began treating its water last year to prevent such outbreaks and remove arsenic.[/I]

Gee, they sure got a great Public Works planning program over there.:dizzy:
Wonder how the cross-connection control guys are dealing with it...Scary.

DanaMac
03-02-2009, 07:19 PM
It's not water, it's Killian's Red:laugh:

If so, I'm moving.

Mike Leary
03-02-2009, 08:45 PM
No it is the Rocky Mtn. News that is now closed.

That was a good rag, now I hear my favorite San Francisco Chronicle is going down. :cry:

DanaMac
03-02-2009, 08:48 PM
That was a good rag, now I hear my favorite San Francisco Chronicle is going down. :cry:

I haven't bought a paper in years. I check the local Gazette and the Denver Post online everyday though. Understandable that they are going under.

Mike Leary
03-02-2009, 08:57 PM
I haven't bought a paper in years.

What! You don't curl up with the sunday New York Times?

DanaMac
03-02-2009, 09:03 PM
What! You don't curl up with the sunday New York Times?

No. But I used to love reading any newspaper. I was reading them when I was 10.

BrandonV
03-02-2009, 09:23 PM
I get all my news from lawnsite

DanaMac
03-02-2009, 09:26 PM
I get all my news from lawnsite

Yes the Off Topic and Political forums are very informative........

Mike Leary
03-03-2009, 01:06 AM
And I'm going to miss Paul Harvey. :cry:

hoskm01
03-03-2009, 11:18 AM
And I'm going to miss Paul Harvey. :cry:
ME TOO! Gosh, Ive listened to him since I was a kid in mom or dads car on the way to practice or wherever every afternoon on KTAR in Phoenix.

Somehow enjoyed him as a youngster and never stopped listening since.

Kiril
03-03-2009, 11:20 AM
Yes the Off Topic and Political forums are very informative........

Yea, if you want to listen to a bunch of dipshiits arguing about meaningless drivel.

Mike Leary
03-03-2009, 11:38 AM
Yea, if you want to listen to a bunch of dipshiits arguing about meaningless drivel.

Is there a difference between those sites and this site ? :dizzy:

Wet_Boots
03-03-2009, 12:55 PM
Is there a difference between those sites and this site ? :dizzy:We have better bread recipes.