Watch out for pink water pipes
WATCH OUT FOR PINK WATER PIPES!
This is a major concern for those of us who live in the south.
There are a lot of tall water pipes that go straight from your home to the city.
A large amount of these tall pipes have been in place since the 1950s and 60s.
These tall pipes are commonly called “pink water pipes” or “water cooling pumps.”
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “pinky water pipes are typically located along a river, creek or stream that has a low level of dissolved oxygen, which causes the water to appear pinkish.”
In other words, they’re filled with the same kind of water as your standard pool, but they look a little different because they’re taller.
Some of these pipes have water pumps, some have “cooling” pipes, some are “pinking” and some are simply “water pipes.”
There are also pink water pump outlets at parks, sports arenas, shopping malls, and more.
You may also notice a few of these piping types hanging around in your neighborhood.
If you live in an area that has more than one tall water pipe in a particular location, be careful of any water coming in through them.
You don’t want to be in the position where you have to clean the pipes because you’re exposing yourself to chemicals that could potentially harm your health.
A pink water system also means that you’ll probably be exposed to pollution from runoff from these tall water pumps.
This could include arsenic, PCBs, and other pollutants.
These chemicals could cause cancer in your body.
It’s also possible that you may be exposed when your water is treated with a disinfectant, like chlorine.
When your body’s pH levels drop, the water can get cloudy, making it difficult for your body to filter the toxins out of your system.
If this happens, you may develop a condition called toxic shock syndrome.
You might also develop a variety of other health problems, including cancer and other diseases.
The Environmental Protection Protection Agency also warns that “pinks water systems have been linked to an increased risk of asthma, thyroid disease, heart disease, and kidney and lung problems.”
It also warns about a “risk of birth defects, cancer, and birth defects related to elevated levels of lead in drinking water.”
If you have a water system that’s tall, or if you’re worried about getting sick from it, you might want to contact your local health department to discuss your options.
In some cases, the EPA has recommended installing and maintaining these tall, piping systems, but not all of them have been required to do so.
If your pipes are installed in your area, it’s a good idea to check your plumbing code and make sure your pipe isn’t leaking.
Also, check to see if your building code requires a water pipe system.
Some building codes may require that you install and maintain a pipe system for a certain period of time, but this isn’t always required.
If it is, consider what your options are for repairing or replacing the pipe.
Also note that if your pipes aren’t properly maintained, they may leak and cause your water to get cloudy.
And it’s possible that they could become moldy.
You can find more information about plumbing systems at the EPA.