The 18-year-old man accused of peeing in an Oregon reservoir says his urine never reached over the wall and crews are about to waste 38 million gallons of drinking water for no reason.
Dallas Swonger told online news magazine Vocativ that he peed on the wall at Mt. Tabor Reservoir 5 in Portland, but not a drop went into the reservoir. He adamantly denied that he aimed his stream into the water supply.
“I didn’t piss in the f***ing water...I leaned up against the wall and pissed on it,” Swonger told the website. “Right there on the wall, dude. I don’t know how else to describe it.”
Swonger was busted for public urination and trespassing after he was caught on security camera apparently peeing into the reservoir.
“When you see the video, he’s leaning right up because he has to get his little wee wee right up to the iron bars,” David Shaff, the city’s Water Bureau administrator, told the Oregonian. “There’s really no doubt what he’s doing.”
The Water Bureau is flushing all the water – enough to fill about 57 Olympic-size pools.
“Even though there is very minimal public health risk, the bottom line is that our commitment is to serve water that’s clean, cold and constant,” Shaff said. “That doesn’t include pee. Not from people, at least.”
“Yeah, it’s f***ing retarded dude,” Swonger told Vocativ.
“Everybody thinks it’s funny and a joke and I’m going to be on the news,” he said. “It’s no f***in’ joke, dude. I don’t want people thinkin’ that Dallas is dumb ass because he pissed in the f***in’ water. In our drinking water. Yeah, that’s f***ing awesome. I mean, wouldn’t you be pissed about that?”
“Dallas is really bummed out about all of it,” his skater friend Daniel McDonald told Vocativ Thursday. “He’s a really good guy at heart. He just doesn’t make the best decisions. Honestly, he has the potential to do really good.”