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Old 01 October 2010, 06:39 AM
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A Taiwan restaurant has put up a NT$1 million (RM98,920) reward in a bid to find out who spread the rumour that its water tank contained human remains.

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Basil: Yes, say no more.
Mr Carnegie: ... Food handling routines...suspect, evidence of smoking in food preparation area, dirty and grubby food handling overalls, lack of wash hand basin which you gave us a verbal assurance you'll have installed at our last visit six months ago and two dead pigeons in the water tank.
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Old 01 October 2010, 06:38 PM
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A Taiwan restaurant has put up a NT$1 million (RM98,920) reward in a bid to find out who spread the rumour that its water tank contained human remains.

http://www.thesundaily.com/article.cfm?id=52339
BTW--does anyone know what the water tanks are for actually? I've seen them in Japan too. Is it something to do with intermittent water pressure?
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Old 01 October 2010, 07:47 PM
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Here water tanks are only used to supply water for bathing, washing, other hot water needs and toilet flushing. The water from them is not reliably potable since it could have been stagnant in the tank for a while, so the cold water for drinking comes straight from the mains and the pressure is reliable.

It's more a case of intermittent short term demand. If you need two gallons of water to refill the toilet cistern, or 40 gallons to bathe in it's a lot quicker to get it from the tank in your loft, then let that refill more slowly from the mains, than it is to draw the water straight from the mains.
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