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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   This "don't drink the water" report comes to you from Gatlinburg, TN   ( ajc.com) divider line
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2018-07-11 10:12:36 PM  
It's Gatlinburg in mid July. Shoulda known to stop and have yourself a brew, not water.
 
2018-07-11 10:22:45 PM  
"Don't drink the water", "You're not drinking enough water". I'm getting mixed messages here.
 
2018-07-11 10:31:24 PM  
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2018-07-11 11:25:00 PM  
My impression from other articles is that this was a well that only the zipline people were using.
 
2018-07-11 11:25:49 PM  

fusillade762: "Don't drink the water", "You're not drinking enough water". I'm getting mixed messages here.


You need to drink more water, but not water that has microscopic poop particles in it.
 
2018-07-11 11:26:05 PM  
"My name is Sue, how do you do! Now you're gonna die"
 
2018-07-11 11:29:26 PM  
But, but, but, it's easier to fill the containers from the creek right there.  RIGHT THERE.  RIGHT THERE.  RIGHT THERE!
 
2018-07-11 11:30:46 PM  
It's official from multiple threads now, zip line is of the devil.
 
2018-07-11 11:44:03 PM  
St. Arnold
 
2018-07-11 11:49:16 PM  

croesius: It's Gatlinburg in mid July. Shoulda known to stop and have yourself a brew, not water.


Brew?  BREW?

That's moonshine territory you harlot!  Show some respect!
 
2018-07-11 11:56:38 PM  

Langdon Alger: St. Arnold


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Oh, he's righteous and just
 
2018-07-12 12:03:36 AM  

croesius: It's Gatlinburg in mid July. Shoulda known to stop and have yourself a brew, not water.


Done in one.
 
2018-07-12 12:06:18 AM  

rjakobi: croesius: It's Gatlinburg in mid July. Shoulda known to stop and have yourself a brew, not water.

Brew?  BREW?

That's moonshine territory you harlot!  Show some respect!


Guess your name is Bill or George, or anything but Sue.
 
2018-07-12 12:10:39 AM  

rjakobi: croesius: It's Gatlinburg in mid July. Shoulda known to stop and have yourself a brew, not water.

Brew?  BREW?

That's moonshine territory you harlot!  Show some respect!


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2018-07-12 12:15:39 AM  

winedrinkingman: fusillade762: "Don't drink the water", "You're not drinking enough water". I'm getting mixed messages here.

You need to drink more water, but not water that has microscopic poop particles in it.


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2018-07-12 12:23:05 AM  
On it.
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2018-07-12 12:42:08 AM  

ski9600: But, but, but, it's easier to fill the containers from the creek right there.  RIGHT THERE.  RIGHT THERE.  RIGHT THERE!


There are a lot of natural springs in the Gatlinburg area, and a lot of nice creeks.  The way the city is built, and yes, Gatlinburg is a city, you feel like you are out in the country.  I could see folks big urban areas thinking they were out in pristine country and thinking it was safe to sip from the creeks and the springs, which is something you can safely do in areas that are not that far upstream from Gatlinburg.
 
2018-07-12 01:22:23 AM  

fastibartslart: rjakobi: croesius: It's Gatlinburg in mid July. Shoulda known to stop and have yourself a brew, not water.

Brew?  BREW?

That's moonshine territory you harlot!  Show some respect!

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If you ever get the chance, do the taste test thing at Smoky Mt Brewery. A dozen or so 1/3 sized shot glasses for $5 w/ coupons found everywhere.
 
2018-07-12 04:53:28 AM  

winedrinkingman: ski9600: But, but, but, it's easier to fill the containers from the creek right there.  RIGHT THERE.  RIGHT THERE.  RIGHT THERE!

There are a lot of natural springs in the Gatlinburg area, and a lot of nice creeks.  The way the city is built, and yes, Gatlinburg is a city, you feel like you are out in the country.  I could see folks big urban areas thinking they were out in pristine country and thinking it was safe to sip from the creeks and the springs, which is something you can safely do in areas that are not that far upstream from Gatlinburg.


Most of the streams in the Great Smoky Mountains and the surrounding areas are likely to be infected with lepto and giardia. The visitor areas along the Blue Ridge Parkway often have warning signs posted regarding parasites in the water.

I wouldn't drink anything from any stream out here without first purifying it. After all, you can't keep wild animals from relieving themselves in it near the water.
 
2018-07-12 07:30:25 AM  
Gatlinburg is where bad people go when they die.
 
2018-07-12 08:40:11 AM  
Just drink the Smoky Mountain Rain.....
 
2018-07-12 11:49:12 AM  
... back in '60 we drank from Pigeon Forge river ..
 
2018-07-12 11:56:25 AM  
"Clean Water is not a constitutional right." ~ Government
 
2018-07-12 12:45:34 PM  
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Probably nothing wrong with the well.   But perhaps a bunch of people drinking out of coolers is not so sanitary.

Too stupid to sell bottled water?
oh, its Tennessee
 
2018-07-12 01:49:16 PM  
Well, it was Gatlinburg in mid-July 
And I just hit town and my throat was dry
Now I got me a case of e-coli.
 
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