Red water

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by DanaMac, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.¬óChemicals 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
     
  2. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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?
     
  3. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    No it is the Rocky Mtn. News that is now closed.
     
  4. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
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    It's not water, it's Killian's Red:laugh:
     
  5. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
     
  6. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    If so, I'm moving.
     
  7. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    That was a good rag, now I hear my favorite San Francisco Chronicle is going down. :cry:
     
  8. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.
     
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    What! You don't curl up with the sunday New York Times?
     
  10. DanaMac

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

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