water in my city has been contaminated for a week or so. it smells and tastes weird, and in some places it's dirty. the water distributor says it's safe to drink. medical professionals disagree, no independent tests have been made on the water.
people are having to buy bottled water or risking getting sick (lots are, hospitals are full). water is disappearing from supermarkets and getting super expensive in some places.
it truly feels like some kind of dystopic crisis sometimes.
update: Water distribution has been stopped. The water company has detected detergent on the water station.
It's been almost a month with everybody drinking contaminated water and they saying everything is fine, and now we don't have water at all, unless we had it stored.
ok, probably (and thankfully) last update on this: the water is back to normal.
"coincidentally", right after our governor said he would privatize the water company. so yeah, fuck that part
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