The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been through a lot in the past year. There’s the threatened budget cut for the 2018 fiscal year, the noted climate change denier, Scott Pruitt, who Trump appointed to head it and also the fact that many of the agency’s major scientists were fired because science bad, oil good.
Then, there’s the water fountains. Employees at the EPA have always been leery of the water fountains, which are not the most well maintained conveniences, to say the least.
“Sometimes there were some very odd smells coming out of those drinking fountains,” one unnamed former staffer said. “I can’t imagine that anyone would actually drink out of those drinking water fountains. I think I used it to pour my coffee down.”
Turns out, he and his colleagues were right to be worried. Last week, EPA staffers were taken by surprise (and disgust) when one of the water fountains started spewing raw sewage.
Vice explains, “[The staffers] got an email at about 9 AM letting them know that there was a “water line back up” causing an “issue” with the fountains. According to the folks inside, “issue” was an understatement.”
Dan Becker, the director of the Safe Climate Campaign explained that “A sewer problem at EPA HQ has resulted in poop exploding out of water fountains.”
Interestingly enough, it exploded outside the EPA’s Office of Policy, which is a hallway near noted climate change denier and EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’s office.
A few other nearby fountains also overflowed and the odor aromatized nearby offices, as it were.
Not to be flippant and all, but if there’s one visual metaphor for the dung-ridden carcass that is 2017, it’s literal poop flowing out a fountain at the freaking Environmental Protection Agency.
As they say, God warns us in mysterious ways – sometimes even through a poopy water fountain.