Not rejoicing about Ice River plant

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The Sept. 17 Eagle reported that the Ice River Springs Water Co. plans to open a plant in Pittsfield.

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Left Wing Crackpot

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Sep 24, 2008
 
Hi, I am a left wing crackpot and I approve this message. All business is no good.We must save the swamps and because I live in Lenox I don't have a clue about business or what I am talking about.
Dave Casey

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Sep 24, 2008
 
Just where is their water supply going to come from?Pittsfield city water????
Luna Tic

Roanoke, VA

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Sep 24, 2008
 
I urge everyone to stay in the house.Turn off the lights,don't eat meat,don't drink bottle water,give up your vacations,stop driveing your cars and boats.The earth is very sick and it needs your help.The rest of the country doesn't understand the Massachusetts mentality.We must spread the word.Muslims are nice people and don't want to kill us. Bush is no good. Big business or any business for that matter is no good.Oil is no good. Coal is no good.Nuke power is no good. Wind power is no good if I can see the windmills.Being married to someone of the opposite sex is no good.Vote for Osama Obama for change.

“Katherine Gundelfinger”

Since: Jun 08

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

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#4
Sep 24, 2008
 
I am not as informed as the letter writer but I believe all of the reports aired this past Summer telling us that bottled water is a scam and that it is bad for the environment.
I would like to know if the Mayor watched the reports covering the bottled water scam and why Employees working at City Hall are not setting the example for us all that Pittsfield Tap Water is good for all of us.
The carbon emmissions created in the manufacture of bottles for bottling water is bad for air quality and creating rapid climate change. Trucking in bottled water to each Shop on each block in every Downtown inner city is causing unnecessary roadway congestion, bad air quality and rapid climate change.
Sounds like another case of "..just print the monet to give to the people who would have been employed in all of those unnecessary jobs..."
The only thing I drink is Pittsfield Tap Water. I carry it around with me in a thermos and order it on ice at restaurants.
leftwingnucklehe ad

Glens Falls, NY

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Sep 24, 2008
 
I strongly recommend NOT use tires while driving. Tires take oil . Drive on the rims. Save the planet!!!

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Since: Feb 08

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Sep 24, 2008
 
She makes some valid points.
If you don't need bottled water, why buy it. It is city water re-filtered in many cases, the making of the bottles does use lots of oil and other forms of energy. Since many of the waters and sports drinks do not have deposit in MA, millions do not get recycled.
Heck when I was a kid, you had a lunch box with a thermos that has a glass lining. No juice boxes, no plastic bottles, none of that.
Then again when I was a kid, dirt was new and Regan or Bush said catchup was a vegetable.

“Katherine Gundelfinger”

Since: Jun 08

Pittsfield, Massachusetts

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Sep 24, 2008
 
Swinson,
How much do you know about the Housatonic River? Can you tell me how far it's down?
By the looks of it's banks I'd say at least 8 feet. During one dry spell this Summer on Wahconah St. the fish were practically on sand. Do the bottled water , soft and hard drink manufacturing corporations have anything to do with the drying up of some of our Nations waterways?
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Sep 24, 2008
 
Maybe you could apply for a JOB there Ms P. It would do us all a lot of good if you did ...
lost freedoms

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Sep 24, 2008
 
Dave Casey wrote:
Just where is their water supply going to come from?Pittsfield city water????
Silver lake, it's fine, just ask the EPA and GE
lost freedoms

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Sep 24, 2008
 
P.S. besides the municipal and industrial sewers, Silver Lake is also "spring fed" with the contaminated PCB plume from the PEDA site (e.g. former GE transformer building).

Drink UP!!!
Ms P

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Sep 24, 2008
 
Now why would it do you any good if I worked for a water bottling plant?
Leftwing Crackpot

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Sep 25, 2008
 
Ms Pittsfield wrote:
Swinson,
How much do you know about the Housatonic River? Can you tell me how far it's down?
By the looks of it's banks I'd say at least 8 feet. During one dry spell this Summer on Wahconah St. the fish were practically on sand. Do the bottled water , soft and hard drink manufacturing corporations have anything to do with the drying up of some of our Nations waterways?
So selling soda and water in a bottle is responsible for a river going dry? You must have a double didgit I.Q. or you are a democRAT liberal from Massachusetts. Maybe both? Maybe Obama will fill the Housatonic river for you after all what with Bush draining it an all.

“Katherine Gundelfinger”

Since: Jun 08

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Sep 25, 2008
 
Leftwing Crackpot wrote:
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So selling soda and water in a bottle is responsible for a river going dry? You must have a double didgit I.Q. or you are a democRAT liberal from Massachusetts. Maybe both? Maybe Obama will fill the Housatonic river for you after all what with Bush draining it an all.
Good Morning I don't know what my I.Q. is and I really don't care what it is.
What I know is, bottled water, soft and hard drink corporations are buying up lakes in third world countries to feed Americas sugar and liquor addicts.
This mass buy-up of bodies of water around the world must have an impact on waterways and rainfall worldwide.
Y'all need to relax, stop your need to push, drive and control others. Some people may not have the smarts or emotional stabilty to hold down a regular job. Can't they just hang around the house all day doing their own thing or something small but necessary for the upkeep of the Community and still be guaranteed a roof over their heads?
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Sep 25, 2008
 
Ms Pittsfield wrote:
<quoted text>Good Morning I don't know what my I.Q. is and I really don't care what it is.
What I know is, bottled water, soft and hard drink corporations are buying up lakes in third world countries to feed Americas sugar and liquor addicts.
This mass buy-up of bodies of water around the world must have an impact on waterways and rainfall worldwide.
Y'all need to relax, stop your need to push, drive and control others. Some people may not have the smarts or emotional stabilty to hold down a regular job. Can't they just hang around the house all day doing their own thing or something small but necessary for the upkeep of the Community and still be guaranteed a roof over their heads?
This is a ridiculous post, water is an abundant natural resource anywhere, its processing and moving it that cost money show me the web site your refering to?

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Sep 25, 2008
 
This is an interesting topic for a couple reasons.
1. Water out "this way" is fairly abundant, there have been problems in other parts of the country, an example would be anywhere in the the South West, and most notably the recent Great Lakes Compact and debate.

2. It isn't just about the water, it is about oil.
Those silly little bottles use up millions of gallons of oil to create, use 1000's of kilowatts of energy, can sit in landfills "forever", and generally a bottling plant creates few jobs (as they are highly automated)

3. In some localities where water is not as abundant or there is concern of depleting water form a known source/aquifer the "exporting" of water from that location to a national distribution network can be of concern.

Left Wing Crackpot

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Sep 25, 2008
 
Ms Pittsfield wrote:
<quoted text>Good Morning I don't know what my I.Q. is and I really don't care what it is.
What I know is, bottled water, soft and hard drink corporations are buying up lakes in third world countries to feed Americas sugar and liquor addicts.
This mass buy-up of bodies of water around the world must have an impact on waterways and rainfall worldwide.
Y'all need to relax, stop your need to push, drive and control others. Some people may not have the smarts or emotional stabilty to hold down a regular job. Can't they just hang around the house all day doing their own thing or something small but necessary for the upkeep of the Community and still be guaranteed a roof over their heads?

Were you born an idiot or did you have to practice? Buying up lakes???? What lunacy.
Left Wing Crackpot

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Sep 25, 2008
 
Swinson wrote:
This is an interesting topic for a couple reasons.
1. Water out "this way" is fairly abundant, there have been problems in other parts of the country, an example would be anywhere in the the South West, and most notably the recent Great Lakes Compact and debate.
2. It isn't just about the water, it is about oil.
Those silly little bottles use up millions of gallons of oil to create, use 1000's of kilowatts of energy, can sit in landfills "forever", and generally a bottling plant creates few jobs (as they are highly automated)
3. In some localities where water is not as abundant or there is concern of depleting water form a known source/aquifer the "exporting" of water from that location to a national distribution network can be of concern.
And you also are a crackpot.Who the hell do you think you are? If you had your way we would all live in caves and burn candles.Why don't you and the rest of the liberal dogs who post here kiss ma a ss.

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#18
Sep 25, 2008
 
The last thing I am is a "left wing crackpot", maybe a "right wing crackpot" but that not withstanding there is this thing called civil discourse whereby people discuss an idea so that they all may understand it better.
Google it, it might help you understand better what forums are about.

Since: May 08

Westfield, MA

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Sep 26, 2008
 
Left Wing Crackpot wrote:
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And you also are a crackpot.Who the hell do you think you are? If you had your way we would all live in caves and burn candles.Why don't you and the rest of the liberal dogs who post here kiss ma a ss.
Where would one start to kiss your a ss?
You are all A SS!
Dave in Allendale

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#21
Sep 27, 2008
 
Pittsfield's water sources are surface empoundments. Cleveland Resevoir in Hinsdale is the primary supply. In periods of wet weather, this source has been adequate.

Pittsfield will never be able to use ground water as a public water source. The ground water aquifer on the east side of Pittsfield is contaminated with PCB, VOC, SVOC, Dioxin and Furan per reports by GE's own contractors.

At $1.00 or more for a bottle of water at most convenience stores, the paltry $10 million the city got as compensation in the Consent decree seems like a pretty poor deal.

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