Do Migrants in US Detention Centres drink Water from the Toilet?.
Republican Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, while visiting a facility in El Paso, has reportedly stated that Border Patrol agents were ‘telling migrants to drink from toilet‘ at US detention camps.
Other reports have shown photos of these ‘toilets’.. with clear ‘Potable Water‘ signs visible.
“Drinking water, also known as potable water, is water that is safe to drink or to use for food preparation.”
An alternative story, from the link above, says:
An official told the New York Post that migrants are not drinking out of toilet bowls.
Instead, the official said, the facility has prison-style toilets where drinking water is dispensed from a fountain attached to the toilet as part of a single unit.
“‘No one is drinking toilet water,” an official said. “They’re drinking potable water from the sink attached to the toilet.”
These appear to be the prison style version of ones also available to the public, made by Caroma.
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