Council query
Mar 05, 2014 | 85 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Shame on:

1. City Council who, based on a little rain, abandoned the push to solve our water problem;

2. Council for ignoring the facts and recommendations presented by the majority of the Citizens Water Committee;

3. Supporters of the BDA and the minority of the committee for continuing to promote the purchase water from the BDA notwithstanding that such purchase, by itself, would not solve the water problem and would add unnecessary expense to the full solution of the water problem;

4. Interim city manager for (seemingly) ignoring the results of money and effort already spent and the facts and recommendations of the committee;

5. The editors of the Bee-Pic for failing to invite attention to the almost criminal failures of council to continue the effort in respect of water; and

6. Citizens of Beeville (including me) for failure to complain timely, loudly and often about such failures.

There is no question in my mind that the cheapest, reliable, long-term solution includes totally replacing lake water with well water produced from wells drilled on city-owned property. If we find adequate volumes of water in the deeper sands of the Evangeline Aquifer containing acceptable levels of mineralization without treatment, water costs would decrease dramatically. If Evangeline water requires reverse osmosis, available expert opinion is that water costs would not increase from present levels, and would probably decrease moderately. And this is so even if we have to drill into the deeper Jasper Aquifer.

Tom Healey
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