Regarding the Beeville water issue:
• It bothers me that the city bought two new pumps for our existing water system and now they are having problems with them and do not know if they are under warranty or not.
Why didn’t the person or persons who purchased the pumps not read the entire paperwork that came with the pumps?
• The Bee Development Authority and the water board have offered to discuss other water solutions with the city manager and city council.
Why is it that the city council and city manager cannot sit down and discuss options to our water problems with BDA, water board or anyone else?
• The water supply problem is Texas wide and is not just in Beeville. Has the council ever considered any other water sources?
There are many concerns and questions on this $15.3 million bond issue election about which the residents of Beeville need to be informed.
• If you build the “reverse osmosis plant” and spend all of the bond money, how are you going to pay to maintain and operate it?
• If you build the reverse osmosis plant, will you maintain the plant on the lake and, if so, how will you pay to maintain it if you spend all the bond money?
• Water rates increases have not been determined yet; why not?
• Taxes will increase and, if so, how are people going to afford this cost for the next 20-25 years?
Beeville residents, I am not saying to stop a proposal for a water shortage solution. I am saying we need our city leaders, our elected officials, including the county commissioners since our city is part of the county, city council, BDA, water board and other experts brainstorming together to carefully discuss this statewide problem.
Many of us are born and raised in this town; we do not want our children to inherit a financial burden or our senior citizens having water to drink but no food to eat. We need local people very much involved in this decision because it could solve our problems or destroy our town.
Rogerio “Roy” Galvan