Sign over toilet in press room bathroom at Levi’s Stadium: “Warning:
Recycled Water do not drink.”
I mean I know they have a low opinion of us, but drinking out of the toilet?
I think it is the law that the sign be place there. Wherever they use recycled water in public places the public needs to be notified so no one gets sued.
Dennis, do you need a sign not to drink from the toilet?
It used to be quite common that toilets used potable water for flushing. Earthquake preparedness training (a common thing in the Bay Area), often notes that when running water is sparse, that you can use the water in the tank (not the bowl) for drinking. When the use of grey/recycled water became more common as people became more environmentally conscious, especially here in California, where we’ve been in drought conditions for years, it also became important for businesses to put up signage to reflect this. I have friends who own restaurants that were required to do the same.
While it may seem patronizing to you, Lowell, there is a good explanation for this.
Kommon, It didn’t seem patronizing. I was just having fun
You would absolutely be amazed by what the great state of California makes us do in the name of protecting idiots from themselves.
My guess is the law says that whenever recycled water is being used in a public place, could be landscaping, a warning sign needs to be posted without distinction of the use. Thus the toilet sign. Or it could be the work of the corporate lawyers. My guess is the state.
Pretty interesting that they would use recycled water in a public restroom. We will be drinking it one of these days and I am dead serious. It is much cheaper to desalinate recycled water than it is ocean water. They just need to get us over the psychological barrier and it will happen.
It is for the same crowd that needs writing on a coffee cup that says “Caution: Extremely hot” at a drive thru window.
And for those that buy new shoes that come with the silica packets that say “Do not eat”. You know, because when you buy a new pair of kicks they come with a snack inside.
I am only surprised it did not also add “please don’t eat the mint”.
For the fans that bought PSLs?
Lowell Cohn has been covering Bay Area sports for more than 30 years and he’s never run out of things to say.