A heating supply company in Weifang city, Shandong province has declared that is is in fact willing to stoop so low as to use human urine to stop people from stealing water from its heating pipes, thank you very much.
Qilu Evening News reported on Friday that the supplier “Anqiu Shengyuan Thermal Power Co., Ltd” has been posting advertisements around the area offering to pay people for urine at the price of 10 yuan per barrel, ECNS.cn reports. Community urine!
“We are doing this out of frustration,” one of the company’s employees told reporters.”We once tried to stop the stealing by injecting chemical preservatives into the hot water, but failed.”
The theft of the water has greatly affected the company’s operations and it’s had to add new water every day to make up for the shortages. When reporters asked whether urine had already been added to the heating pipelines, the employee didn’t respond.
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