Washington's King County Wastewater Treatment Division addressed concerns over residents searching for water Pokemon onsite last month with a "side-achingly funny" statement. From the letter:
"More importantly, you and your friends could get seriously hurt and reduce your human hit points if you venture into one of our facilities. You know that terrible feeling you get when you accidentally drop your phone in the toilet? Imagine if you fell into a wastewater tank! Like one unfortunate trespasser learned, you certainly won’t come out smelling like perfume, and you might catch more than Dragonite or Mewtwo.
So whether you’re new to the game or have a lot of experience points, obey warning signs at our facilities, don’t venture into places you’re not supposed to go, and listen to our employees. You may know more about battling, but they know more about keeping you safe.
So, #GoCatchEmAll! – just not here at King County’s wastewater facilities and construction sites.
And while we’re having this little chat, please don’t flush Poké balls."
Click here to read the full letter.