GOT A MESSAGE FROM A LOYAL READER ABOUT THE WATER DEPARTMENT WOES…
He says, and it is a he, that one of the reasons that the water quality if so bad is that the water purification system is automated and comes off-line in any power spike or power interruption. Don’t know if this is true or not but it seems logical.
When any power spike occurs, its bad news for the water flow rates and thus the water quality. Maybe what the town needs to do is invest in a sensor to tell Andrew when there is a power spike of service interruption at the Water Plant of the automated system. Then he should run, not walk, to the water plant and reset the system. This includes weekends, holiday and nights.
An interruption in the flow rate through the pipes causes crud form both inside the pipes and from the source to go into the pipes and then, obviously, into people’s homes. It is worse for people who live on the end of a branch because they get all of everybody’s crud that didn’t stop, due to non-use, at houses up flow.
I know it is asking a lot of Andrew to be diligent but I think it is the least he can do sucking at the public teat and all. I’m asking him, and the town should do so also, to visit the water plant no less than four times a day to check the system for power spikes. After all he, and he alone, is responsible for the crud in the water and the poor water quality.