Tab for the tap

Published: Friday, December 14, 2012 at 10:58 AM.

The city of Port St. Joe approved a water study last week in hopes of determining the source of discolored water.

The study will be undertaken by CDM, the designer of the plant, under a contract with Preble Rish.

A question that all utility users of the city can fairly be asking is why is this study on our tab?

This new surface water plant and the resulting impacts to the city and its water and sewer users has been a significant quality of life issue.

While many residents have seen virtually no change in their water, others are dealing at times with what looks like raw sewage spewing from the tap.

There are residents who have seen water filtration systems turned to brown and unusable, been forced to purchase bottled water if they desire any guarantee about the water they are drinking and had clothes ruined by too many cycles washing in water one wouldn’t wash a gutted fish with.

The ancillary costs to water users have been significant, if only counting the stress and aggravation users have experienced in trying to get answers to why the water is not so crystal clear.

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