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Disgusting City Water Tanks Will Drive You to Drink

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The New York Times’ report on the disgusting state of the city’s water tanks is enough to make one turn to bottled beverages. “Samplings taken by The New York Times from water towers at 12 buildings in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn found E. coli in five tanks, and coliform in those tanks and three more.” E. Coli comes from animal poop and can make people very sick. Coliform indicates conditions are good for microorganisms, the paper reports. And while tank inspections are mandatory, building owners needn’t provide proof of them. Ew.

Disgusting Water Tanks Will Drive You to Drink