The RHATT Pack Watch
Today is Thursday, February 7th, Day 288 of the Rhatt Pack Watch.
How many White Springs employees does it take to fix a leaking water main? Looks like no one will ever know because White Springs’ employees haven’t been able to fix a recent break/leak.
On several occasions the Watch has provided information on problems associated with the White Springs Water Treatment and ?Distribution System and te level of contamination in ground water that surrounds all of the pipes in the system. First White Springs’ Distribution System suffers from a poor design and faulty metering technology. The design is old and subject to excessive breakage that facilitates substantial ground water contamination.
Additionally, White Springs metering technology is obsolete, subject to errors and “Backflow”. As you may know, “Backflow” has been a deadly and major source of water distribution system contamination throughout the US. Unfortunately, there’s an even more serious problem. At the Red-face Ratt’s direction, White Springs, to cut costs and reallocate funds for his and the “Out of Towner” Lapdog “Just keep paying me” shenanigans, uses an insufficient amount of chlorine to destroy any contaminants and vectors that enter the Distribution System piping.
If the ground water surrounding the Distribution System piping were pristine clean, there wouldn’t be a problem. But that’s not the case. White Springs’ surface aquifer ground water is contaminated, both with deadly contaminants from the Town’s Broken Wastewater Collection System and a host of farming and live stock rearing activities. Households throughout Hamilton County who draw the water from wells are experiencing similar contamination and reporting resulting illnesses including fever, bleeding, kidney failure, confusion and seizures. Typically these are associated with Escherichia coliform (i.e., E.coli, a subspecies of fecal coliform). While not confirmed for Hamilton County cases, these illnesses result from exposure to one particularly dangerous strain of E.coli – 0157:H7. It’s likely that the 0157:H7 strain is in the White Springs ground water.
Now that you understand what’s at stake with your drinking water, back to fixing or not fixing water mains. Recently the First Baptist Church reported a break in front of their property on CR 25A. The Town responded with their shiny new $60,000 excavator and everybody they could lay their hands on. “Cousin” Ray and his two helpers spent two days digging, but mostly standing around and shooting the breeze. Occasionally, “Cousin” Andrew, the head of the Water System, drove by to say “Hi!” He didn’t lift a finger to help. Not that he would have made any difference, because after two days of accomplishing exactly Nothing, “Cousin” Ray ordered the hole filled in and they left. The break/leak is still there. Drive by and you can see the water bubbling to the surface. And, of course, every time the water pressure drops, ground water contaminants are drawn into the piping system.