I was in downtown Portland last Friday with some time to kill and I noticed a few things. Portland has some free flowing water fountains scattered here and there. No valve, they just run all the time. As much as it rains here water isn't really a problem. I came across one of these water fountains on my walk and I could have used a drink, but the water was only coming up about a half inch out of the nozzle. It would have been hard to get a drink without putting my lips right down on the nozzle itself and sucking up the water. That is not how water fountains are supposed to work. Typical bureaucrats. Put up water fountains so they can brag about them, but don't give them enough water so anyone can get a drink. And let's not even get started on the valve business.
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