Just add this to the bunch of other reasons why I am happy that I have moved on from campus life. Don’t get me wrong, there is still a handful of people that I will miss, they know who they are and I will keep in touch with them.
I recieved this letter via e-mail and I was disgusted, this is the second time in less then two years that they have found something like this:
Do Not Drink Any Water on Campus! Boil Any Water Before Using It.
On July 15th, one of the five sites tested on campus for water purity came up negative. Fecal coliform [or E.coli] bacteria were found in the water supply. Therefore, until this situation is resolved, all do not drink any water without boiling it first. Boiled or bottle water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice.
The water is being retested today and we believe that the situation will be resolved soon. If you have questions, call the Provostâ€™s Office, 973-443-8081.
Fecal coliform…E.Coli, give me a fucking break! There are people who are living there now. This is just fucking nasty!
Here is the update from Fairleigh:
Fecal coliforms and E. coli are bacteria whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Microbes in these wastes can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk to infants, young children, and people with severely compromised immune systems.
The symptoms above are not caused ONLY by organisms in drinking water.
If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increased risk are encouraged to seek advice about drinking water form their health care providers.
Bacterial contamination can occur when increased run-off enters the drinking water source (for example, following heavy rains). It can also happen due to a break in the distribution system (pipes) or a failure in the water treatment process.
It makes me sick to my stomach thinking that not over two months ago were we drinking, bathing, brushing our teeth and even washing our face in this SHIT, fucking fix the problem and fast. They make enough money off of us and they still ask us alumni for money EVEN THOUGH WE ARE STILL PAYING FOR THE LOANS! Fuckers. I’m happy I will only be returning for classes and it will only be for one night a week.
I feel so fucking dirty right now.