State planning to keep a close eye on...

State planning to keep a close eye on private water users

There are 55 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Mar 23, 2008, titled State planning to keep a close eye on private water users. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Last summer, as record drought parched the state and lawns turned crispy, the Elk River Club regularly pumped more than 200,000 gallons of water overnight onto its Jack Nicklaus-designed greens and fairways.

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duh huh

United States

#1 Mar 23, 2008
first!

“I actually had one guy write on one,‘Bring the hearse with you when you come,’” she said.

that about sums up alot of people's feelings in this area
Cecil Bothwell

Barnardsville, NC

#2 Mar 24, 2008
I have a plan that will encourage water conservation in Buncombe County. Our current municipal water rate system encourages consumption and the municipal managers have no incentive to cut use because it is their sole funding source. There is a way to provide tax and rate incentives to homeowners and businesses, using a carrot instead of a stick.

Those who imagine that WNC is immune to water problems are dreaming. And those who oppose conservation measures offered to well owners based on "property rights" would be wise to note that property is worthless without water, now and in the future.
http://bothwell4buncombe.com/land.htm
Reader

Hickory, NC

#3 Mar 24, 2008
Knowing there is a drought I do make an effort to use less water even though we do have a well. I know many people that do try to do this and many that just don't care.

I know numerous people that have wells and had problems with water pressure and output volume last summer during the worst part of the drought.

But I agree, we should never have meters installed on wells. Just another example of government trying to control what isn't theirs to control. However, business that use massive amounts of water should be monitored. Farms and such need water to keep the animals and plants alive in order to provide food, but golf courses aren't a necessity. Don't start on me for saying that as we golf and I appreciate good grass in fairways and greens, but in severe drougt situations feeding people is more important. Why don't they monitor car washes as well?
dake

Maxton, NC

#4 Mar 24, 2008
I wonder if the workers in the photo of this article are legal??????
MoshPit

Princeton Junction, NJ

#5 Mar 24, 2008
dake wrote:
I wonder if the workers in the photo of this article are legal??????
2:1 odds say that they are not.
Reader

Hickory, NC

#6 Mar 24, 2008
I'd bet they're not.
Asheville

Asheville, NC

#7 Mar 24, 2008
Will the state also monitor the City of Asheville and it watering of the golf course?

The waters that manage to spray the cars traveling along the road beside it?

Is Asheville exempt from wasting water to make money?
Turner Brown

United States

#8 Mar 24, 2008
Easley should have had a meter on him all these years and it would have shown that he is the worst governor in NC history.
Oh by the way, meter my well and see what happens.
lokel

Weaverville, NC

#9 Mar 24, 2008
dake wrote:
I wonder if the workers in the photo of this article are legal??????
I had the same question .... every time there is a photo in this rag or on the "news" of construction or landscape workers it seems like they are always latino .... I'll bet Carl Mumpower would love to get a look at these folks green cards!
lokel

Weaverville, NC

#10 Mar 24, 2008
What about municipal water systems such as that in Ashevegas that has numerous leaks and aging pipes that are no longer adequate for the population?

The city looses water to the tune of 100,000 gallons of water each day and the Water Department indicates that it doesn't even know where all the leaks are located!!!

And the good governor wants to monitor private businesses!!

I say give the municipalities the $ needed to fix their systems and secure the water that is being lost to the failing infrastructure before we start looking at individuals and private businesses.

Our government at "work."

Anyone see the "commentary" by Joe Sam Queen in yesterdays edition of the Times? He is certainly campaigning for the next go 'round!
Just the Facts

Charlotte, NC

#11 Mar 24, 2008
When I saw the picture of the hard working landscapers what I wondered about was how soon someone in the thread would have something racist to say about them. Racial profiling is hate and prejudice. I dare say you don't like it when someone immediately assumes a picture of a toothless, straw chewing, white man is a redneck local.
dake wrote:
I wonder if the workers in the photo of this article are legal??????
mike

Great Falls, MT

#12 Mar 24, 2008
I wrote to my state rep Susan Fisher about this issue. She returned an e mail that was vague and condescending at best. I do not trust these sneaky representatives who refuse to give straight answers and will not trust them until they specifically write legislation that will exempt private home owners from well metering.If they are adamant that it is not going to happen they should have no problem stating it in legislation.

“Drive defensively, buy a tank.”

Since: Feb 08

Edge of the Earth

#13 Mar 24, 2008
Cecil Bothwell wrote:
Those who imagine that WNC is immune to water problems are dreaming. And those who oppose conservation measures offered to well owners based on "property rights" would be wise to note that property is worthless without water, now and in the future.
http://bothwell4buncombe.com/land.htm
Something else that would be wise to note is how tiresome your ongoing campaigning on this forum has become.

“Drive defensively, buy a tank.”

Since: Feb 08

Edge of the Earth

#14 Mar 24, 2008
Just the Facts wrote:
When I saw the picture of the hard working landscapers what I wondered about was how soon someone in the thread would have something racist to say about them. Racial profiling is hate and prejudice. I dare say you don't like it when someone immediately assumes a picture of a toothless, straw chewing, white man is a redneck local.
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But what are the odds that the individual you described is in this country illegally?

If folks don't want their race profiled then they need to clean it up from within their own ranks.
Cecil Bothwell

Barnardsville, NC

#15 Mar 24, 2008
1. I use my real name and take full responsibility for my comments, unlike many who post here.
2. A grassroots campaign that doesn't sell itself out to the big money developers needs to use every low-cost means possible to discuss the issues with the voters. I would note that I do manage to stay on topic, and I read everyone else's comments.

Since: Dec 07

Asheville

#16 Mar 24, 2008
Cecil Bothwell wrote:
1. I use my real name and take full responsibility for my comments, unlike many who post here.
2. A grassroots campaign that doesn't sell itself out to the big money developers needs to use every low-cost means possible to discuss the issues with the voters. I would note that I do manage to stay on topic, and I read everyone else's comments.
Thank you for that. There are others campaigning on here as well.
Just the Facts

Charlotte, NC

#17 Mar 24, 2008
Yes what are the odds? I have had the honor of working with many latinos that are first, second, third generation US citizens. They LOOK the same as illegals. The point is just because one is and looks latino does not mean they are here illegally. The constant harping and blaming illegal immigration is a smoke screen created by politicians, media and corporations (and the sheep who repeat the BS) to disquise their illegal and immoral behavior. Fight the REAL power not the powerless.
Mountain Laurel wrote:
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But what are the odds that the individual you described is in this country illegally?
If folks don't want their race profiled then they need to clean it up from within their own ranks.
heidi

Chengdu, China

#18 Mar 24, 2008
every time there is a photo in this rag or on the "news" of construction or landscape workers it seems like they are always latino .... I'll bet Carl Mumpower would love to get a look at these folks green cards! And i viewed this at blackwhitekiss.com where i am looking for a boyfriend online..
jim

Mills River, NC

#19 Mar 24, 2008
Golf courses, clubs, do not provide a sevice to society worthy of special treatment by the NC Legislature. A $5 fine is an insult to every resident of NC. The delegation do not truly care about the "not so fortunate" common person, but cater to the wealthy. The NC State Legislature will "never" do right.
jim

Mills River, NC

#20 Mar 24, 2008
Golf courses, clubs, do not provide a sevice to society worthy of special treatment by the NC Legislature. A $5 fine is an insult to every resident of NC. The delegation does not truly care about the "not so fortunate" common person, but cater to the wealthy. The NC State Legislature will "never" do right.

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