Investigate El Dorado Water Utilities

Investigate El Dorado Water Utilities

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Would You Sign

El Dorado, AR

#1 Mar 20, 2012
If a petition was passed around calling for a Federal investigation of the El Dorado Water Utilities over the last five (5) years, would you sign it?
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United States

#2 Mar 20, 2012
Would You Sign wrote:
If a petition was passed around calling for a Federal investigation of the El Dorado Water Utilities over the last five (5) years, would you sign it?
I would
joel

El Dorado, AR

#3 Mar 20, 2012
Federal? Why would it be Federal?
nope

United States

#4 Mar 20, 2012
Would You Sign wrote:
If a petition was passed around calling for a Federal investigation of the El Dorado Water Utilities over the last five (5) years, would you sign it?
The Federal Government has no interest in a city's utility. I wouldn't know of anything that would need to be investigated that hasn't been voted on. So I wouldn't.
joel

El Dorado, AR

#5 Mar 20, 2012
That's correct. Quit your bitch'in.
I Would

El Dorado, AR

#6 Mar 20, 2012
I've got a pen, where's the petition. If the Federal doesn't have an interest in the city water then I would like a refund on the "FedSDW" added to my water bill each month. To much favortism is shown within a State, an outside investigator would be more effective. I would like to see where all this money has gone and where it is going and why it takes El Dorado Water twice as much as all the other towns to operate.
Dr. Fact

United States

#7 Mar 20, 2012
nope wrote:
<quoted text>The Federal Government has no interest in a city's utility. I wouldn't know of anything that would need to be investigated that hasn't been voted on. So I wouldn't.
yes they will if there is federal crimes being broken....
I Would 2

El Dorado, AR

#8 Mar 20, 2012
I would like to see the results of a Federal investigation as opposed to all the hot air blown from money hungary locals that shows up in the local newspaper.
nope

United States

#9 Mar 20, 2012
[QUOTE who="Dr. Fact"]<quoted text>
yes they will if there is federal crimes being broken....[/QUOTE]

Any evidence that merits a federal investigation?
Would You Sign

El Dorado, AR

#10 Mar 20, 2012
If the required number of signatures are obtained on a petition that would merit a "preliminary" investigation, this investigation would have to show probable cause for a full investigation. Most preliminaries do result in full investigations.
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United States

#11 Mar 20, 2012
Grand jury investigation....
maybe

El Dorado, AR

#12 Mar 20, 2012
i got my bill today $65.00 thats crazy!!!!! i asked them to come out a see if i have a leak, they said they would but its a $15.00 fee!!! GIVE ME A [email protected]@@@@G break,
Just a thought

United States

#13 Mar 20, 2012
Someone should look into their speedy responses when it comes to freedom of information requests. There's your investigation.
nope

United States

#14 Mar 21, 2012
Just a thought wrote:
Someone should look into their speedy responses when it comes to freedom of information requests. There's your investigation.
That is anywhere you go. A copy charge, a staple/paper clip charge, a charge to "waste" their time. That's not a need for an investigation. That's the common world we live in today.
Just a thought

United States

#15 Mar 21, 2012
A charge isn't the deal. They flat out ignore you and treat you like you have four very ugly heads when you come through the office door. It's not the regular office workers so much as the administration.
nope

United States

#16 Mar 21, 2012
Just a thought wrote:
A charge isn't the deal. They flat out ignore you and treat you like you have four very ugly heads when you come through the office door. It's not the regular office workers so much as the administration.
Again, that is everywhere you go. When was the last time you received courtesy and a smile for requesting something from someone that doesn't benefit them financially? Government employees receive their salary, whether they are nice to you or not. Stop by the DMV, Social Security Adminstration, Unemployment Office, etc. You are treated the exact same way.

Since: Jun 09

El Dorado, AR

#17 Mar 21, 2012
If a leak is on your side of the meter then it is your responsibility in 99.9% of the cases. A $15.00 fee is a lot cheaper than a plumber.
Not Bubba

Dallas, TX

#18 Mar 21, 2012
Some time back I asked if anyone could share how El Dorado Water Utilities developed as a company rather than a city utility, wondering if there might be a "Chinatown" back story. I recently asked a retired employee if they covered this in his incoming orientation. He said they explain it as selling water being a product rather than a service. R. "Bubba" Long keeps forgetting to ask the mature members of his morning coffee meeting what they know of the origins. Wimberly on his program this morning discussing a letter to the editor said that the Water and Sewer Commission was created by a city council in the fifties with council approval required to increase the sewer rates although no approval is required to raise the water rates. He maintained that the present council bears no responsibility for this, but that they have the power to do away with the commission the same as the earlier council had the power to create it.
Granger

Olive Branch, MS

#19 Mar 21, 2012
If you want to know if you have a leak, go look at your water meter. It will have a small indicator on it that will spin if ANY water is going through the meter no matter how small of a flow. Most of the indicators are red and triangle shaped. I've looked at mine many a time. If you have all the water shut off in your house and it's spinning, you have a leak somewhere and like the above guy said, if it's between the meter and your house, it's on you. Even if your toilet is barely running, it will show.

If you want to keep sewer water out of your house in case of a stop up, have a plumber install a wye bend on your service line and run a straight pipe up a few inches above the ground and set a coffee can on top of it or some type of loose cover. If there is a stop up, it will come out in your yard instead of in your home.
yep

El Dorado, AR

#20 Mar 21, 2012
EldoMasterBlaster wrote:
If a leak is on your side of the meter then it is your responsibility in 99.9% of the cases. A $15.00 fee is a lot cheaper than a plumber.
Yep, that small amount could save you. But I'm not sure if they actually do anything when they check. So you might have to hire a plumber anyways.

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