How much would it cost for the city to pump well water?

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Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#1 Sep 9, 2013
That chemical taste and 'dry' texture of Pocahontas city water comes from the fact that it is heavily treated Black River water. Most people who live here know this fact. However, I don't understand why we can't use the ground water running underneath the city. It is very clean and tastes sweet, so it would only require minimum treatment for city water regulations. It seems like the savings from water treatment would outweigh the cost of drilling the wells for the city water. The only thing consumers might notice is a minor increase of the water cost per gallon for a year or so.
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#2 Sep 9, 2013
The city does not own the water department. It is a private business.
maybe

Horseshoe Bend, AR

#3 Sep 9, 2013
Guest wrote:
That chemical taste and 'dry' texture of Pocahontas city water comes from the fact that it is heavily treated Black River water. Most people who live here know this fact. However, I don't understand why we can't use the ground water running underneath the city. It is very clean and tastes sweet, so it would only require minimum treatment for city water regulations. It seems like the savings from water treatment would outweigh the cost of drilling the wells for the city water. The only thing consumers might notice is a minor increase of the water cost per gallon for a year or so.
have to consider the source and where the underground water is coming from. lime and lead may be expensive to remove. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southeast_Missou...
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#4 Sep 9, 2013
guest wrote:
The city does not own the water department. It is a private business.
Wrong!
guest

Bradford, AR

#5 Sep 9, 2013
guest wrote:
The city does not own the water department. It is a private business.
this is the gobs and city spin. this way the council men and mayor wont hear people gripping about the high water bills.
GUEST

Jonesboro, AR

#6 Sep 11, 2013
the water manager makes more money than the county judge and the mayor. so i don't think they would let that happen if it was controlled by the city.
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#7 Sep 13, 2013
maybe wrote:
<quoted text>have to consider the source and where the underground water is coming from. lime and lead may be expensive to remove. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southeast_Missou...
The cost of filters needed to remove lead from water and the softeners needed to neutralize the lime would be substantially less than the amount of chlorine currently in our water. Besides, you can't just bleach out all the parasites in raw sewage. The only perfect treatment is ozone treatment. Have you wondered why the entire town gets a bad stomach illness at once? It comes from drinking that nasty Black River water. We're only a minor step up from Africa when it comes to water cleanliness in this town.

Oh, as a bonus, softeners feel great to bathe in.

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