I was wondering the same thing. I have no clue why he was. When Texas had that flood a few weeks ago they tested the flood water and it was tens of thousands of parts higher than any safe level. They said they were actually worried about a break out of the flesh eating virus. Now this wasn't Texas but i can't imagine the water was any better. I don't get what we're doing. We can do all these insane things but we're still polluting our water. Stupid.