Water reservoir security camera catches late-night hijinks
Water bureau officials in Portland, OR renewed their belief in protecting their reservoirs last week when a twenty-something couple was discovered skinny-dipping in an inactive reservoir on Mt. Tabor in late June. Security video shows the couple climbing over the fence of Mt. Tabor's reservoir 6 and taking a late-night dip.
Security quickly reacted, pulling the couple out of the pool and notifying the authorities. The man and woman, may face serious legal ramifications, as tampering with the water supply can result in serious charges beyond the trespassing charges they currently face. Officials are thankful that they were swimming in an inactive reservoir - one that does not require them to drain the millions of gallons of potable water because of a simple contamination.
When you think of protecting our resources, forests and cute ocean mammals are probably the first thing that come to mind. What about water reservoirs? Although they're usually hidden away from the public eye, water reservoirs are essential resources for any community - providing safe water for drinking, cooking, bathing, yardwork, washing cars, brushing teeth, and more. Water reservoir safety is vital for communities - and any breach may result in millions of gallons of wasted water.