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Linaras, 15th day of Reapember, 432 AC
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The Palanthas Herald

City Senate Issues Warnings Regarding Use of Water

by JOSHUASIGEP44, Staff Writer
Last Updated: Palast, Darkember 14, 418 AC

Palanthas – The City Senate and the contingent of contracted mages from the Order of High Sorcery issued a joint statement today. In it they expressed great concern for the residents of Palanthas and all its visitors. Apparently no closer to fixing the problem, or more importantly finding the cause or culprit the joint team will be issuing an instructional pamphlet. The pamphlet will be hung in all markets, intersections, and major temples.

An ancient white robe mage, Magglio Peetarick was available for comment. "The pamphlet is only the first step to show the public that the City Senate as well as the Tower of High Sorcery considers this crisis to be top priority. We are exhausting every effort at our disposal to clean the water and find its cause. As of now we have been unable to make a satisfactory link between infected water, and the smell of pine needles. Again please do not drink the city's water supply unless it has been pre-blessed by one of the priests of Mishakal. Of course it would be unrealistic to expect the temple to get to everyone so please use the water you have sparingly." The contents of the pamphlet issued by the city can be found below.

How to Avoid Illness:

Always wash your body with water that has been boiled or blessed before preparing or eating food, and after handling articles contaminated with city water or sewage. If you receive a puncture wound or a wound contaminated with feces, soil, or saliva, see a priest of Mishakal immedaitly. They will be able to determine whether treatment is necessary.

How to Make Sure Your Water is Safe

Be on the lookout for public announcements on the safety of your districts water supply. The Senate strongly urges against using privately dug water wells. As this water is usally contaminated it would still need to be tested and blessed before use. Questions about testing should be directed to your local water districts representive.

Safe water for drinking, cooking, and personal hygiene only includes Mishakal blessed or boiled water. Your local water district can make specific recommendations for boiling water in your area. Here are some general rules concerning water for drinking, cooking, and personal hygiene. Remember:

- Do not use contaminated water to wash garments, wash and prepare food, wash your hands.You can use a few select alcohol-based drinks to sanitize your hands.

- If you use pre-blessed water, be sure it came from a safe source. If you do not know that the water came from a safe source, you should boil it before you use it. Use only blessed or boiled water until your supply is tested and found safe.

- Boiling water, when practical, is the preferred way to purge harmful substances. Bringing water to a rolling boil for several minutes will clean only a small amount of water.

- When boiling water is not practical, you can have it treated only by a priest of Mishakal.