Man takes a $36,100 Pee

City drains reservoir after late-night wizz.

Jun 20, 2011
Outside Magazine

After knocking back a few beers, Josh Seater, a 21-year-old Portland, Oregon man, took a wizz in the city's drinking-water reservoir. Video surveillance caught Seater at about 1:30 a.m. In response, Water Bureau official David Shaff said the city will empty the 7.8 million-gallon reservoir at a cost of $36,100. Though the Water Bureau regularly finds dead animals and bird feces in the same drinking supply, it is unusual for the city to dump the entire water supply. "Do you want to drink pee?" Shaff asked reporters at The Oregonian. "Most people are gonna be pretty damn squeamish about that." Seater barely had time to zip his pants before police responded. The Multnomah County District Attorney's office has not yet decided whether to file criminal charges against Seater.

Read more at The Oregonian

Not Now

Open a World of Adventure

Our Dispatch email delivers the stories you can’t afford to miss.

Thank you!