OLALLA, Ore. -- The theft of a computer from Molalla's water treatment facility is being considered a federal crime by authorities.
Someone broke into the water plant Saturday night and stole the computer, which was what kept the plant working on auto pilot. Water service to Molalla has not been affected, but workers must operate the plant the old-fashioned way.
"It has to be manually run and also inspected (so) visual checks can be made," said Marc Howatt, the city's public works director.
The thieves broke into the water plant through a back window. Once inside, Howatt said, the thief triggered a motion detector and an on-call manager rushed to the facility and found the front door open and one of the computers gone.
The computer contained software that monitored the water pumps, reservoir and chlorine levels.
"The software enables ease of operation," Howatt said. "It allows the operator to log onto a screen and see what's happening with the plant at any given time during the day."
The following day, workers found the computer in a pond on the property. City officials said it's destroyed, but a technician is trying to salvage the hard drive and the costly programming on it.
Molalla police said they have few leads in the case, but whoever is to blame may face federal charges. The crime has been reported to the Department of Homeland Security.
The water plant is located two miles south of town and sits behind a locked gate. Some locals, such as Aimee Fogoros, weren't even aware of its existence.
"And I've lived here since the first grade," Fogoros said.
"I have no idea," said Joresa Jefferson, when asked of the facility's location.
City officials plan to increase security at the water plant.
What the f*ck? Do they really think that we are this stupid?
"Water service to Molalla has not been affected,"
But watch more incidents affecting utilities get more serious. "Nothing was affected" because you must be conditioned slowly.
"but workers must operate the plant the old-fashioned way. "It has to be manually run and also inspected (so) visual checks can be made," said Marc Howatt, the city's public works director."
Boo-F*CKING-hoo. Cry me a son of a bitching river dumbasses. Here's a news flash: If you DON'T operate it manually UNTIL YOU CAN ENGINEER A 100% PROPRIETARY, NON-INTEROPERABLE, NON GLOBAL INFORMATION GRID, NON-SMART GRID COMPLIANT SYSTEM, YOU WILL GET FALSE FLAGGED INTO OBVLIVION TO FACILITATE INTERNATIONAL COMMAND AND CONTROL OVER THE F*CKING SYSTEMS NATIONWIDE. DHS AND INFRAGARD ARE ENEMY TERRORISTS THAT NEED TO BE TOLD TO BURN IN F*CKING HELL AND ARRESTED AND INDICTED FOR HIGH TREASON! DO NOT COMPLY WITH THESE SCUMBAG ENEMY TRAITORS!!!!
"The computer contained software that monitored the water pumps, reservoir and chlorine levels."
AND THE COMPUTER SOFTWARE IS AN ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE BACKDOORED BY THE GOVT THAT CAN BE UNDETECTABLY HACKED BY BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON, AIR FORCE CYBERSPACE COMMAND, AIR FORCE RESEARCH LABORATORY, SAIC, MITRE, MANTECH INTERNATIONAL, GMU CYBER SECURITTY CENTER, LOCKHEED MARTIN CYBER SECURITY CENTER, NARUS, CSC, NRO, NSA, ETC. FROM OVER 180,000 FEET AWAY WITHOUT AN ANY INTERNET CONNECTION!