Cedar Grove water shows high levels o...

Cedar Grove water shows high levels of pollutant

There are 13 comments on the Charleston Gazette story from Jul 17, 2012, titled Cedar Grove water shows high levels of pollutant. In it, Charleston Gazette reports that:

Last week, the town of Cedar Grove published its annual water quality report for the water plant.

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statingtheobviou s

Charleston, WV

#1 Jul 20, 2012
So the push is on to take over CG water department. Before some of rejoice, keep in mind that cg rates are lower by almost 10% of those of American Water.

Without our local water service, we would have to pay a seperate bill for trash collection, and would again be charged a fee after just 4 bags.

Our town would also have no more local police coverage, or town workers without a form of taxation from the town.

So weigh your options.

Obviously the best course of action, is to remain independent, and upgrade our facilities to hold a more consistant water quality.
youre not completely righ

Charleston, WV

#2 Jul 20, 2012
if you have to pay trash from waste management its not extra after 4 bags. cg water might be cheaper but if youre gonna look for quality in something shouldnt i be your drinking water? if ya go by what everyone says the police in cg are almost useless anyway. so reweigh your pros and cons lol
statingtheobviou s

Charleston, WV

#3 Jul 21, 2012
Waste Management requires everything to be in a specific size can that holds 4 bags, each additional can raises your rates.

The quality of the drinking water is of no concern. 77 PPB is above what the state would like to see,(state wants no more than 60 PPB) Keep in mind this is the current quarterly average, last quarter our water was in the mid 30 PPB. American Waters quarterly test has been higher than cg's for 3 consecutive years, until this quarter where they had an average of 66 PPB over three comparative facilities. Even at 77 PPB, it would take the consumption of 2 liters daily for 96 years for the water to have an adverse effect on health.

Everyone says the police aren't worth a crap, until they need a police officer. While I agree, our police force could be improved, I won't say they are useless. Our officers are very helpful, but are under funded to really combat the ongoing crime. I blame the council and mayor for not backing our officers more.

My pros and cons have been weighed. CG, has a target on its back not for the quality of service, but for the money to be had. Private utility co's care only about your bill, not about your health and well being.
waste man

Nitro, WV

#4 Jul 21, 2012
I use Waste Management and its 8 bags of trash- after 8 you pay extra
youre not completely righ

Charleston, WV

#5 Jul 22, 2012
statingtheobvious wrote:
Waste Management requires everything to be in a specific size can that holds 4 bags, each additional can raises your rates.
The quality of the drinking water is of no concern. 77 PPB is above what the state would like to see,(state wants no more than 60 PPB) Keep in mind this is the current quarterly average, last quarter our water was in the mid 30 PPB. American Waters quarterly test has been higher than cg's for 3 consecutive years, until this quarter where they had an average of 66 PPB over three comparative facilities. Even at 77 PPB, it would take the consumption of 2 liters daily for 96 years for the water to have an adverse effect on health.
Everyone says the police aren't worth a crap, until they need a police officer. While I agree, our police force could be improved, I won't say they are useless. Our officers are very helpful, but are under funded to really combat the ongoing crime. I blame the council and mayor for not backing our officers more.
My pros and cons have been weighed. CG, has a target on its back not for the quality of service, but for the money to be had. Private utility co's care only about your bill, not about your health and well being.
youre wrong about the trash. i have waste management and ive not had any trouble with them picking up more than 8 bags. Apparently you have a personal interest in the water as it seems that you know more than the average person about water.waste management dont even require a certain size trash can as you have said. if you have employment through the town you have my sympathy for your job, but i dont think you should post unless your facts are correct.

Since: Jan 12

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#6 Jul 22, 2012
Just an FYI, I visited my family there and most of the houses and the roads look like a trash dump there. Which, by the way, I am not trying to rag on that place. I love it and think it could be beautiful, but damn...people need to clean up their own property!!! The city should take 100 bags at a time!!

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#7 Jul 22, 2012
I am sorry...by the way, I do certainly acknowledge that MANY have lovely homes and can do nothing about the trashy ones!!!
water filter

Charleston, WV

#8 Jul 23, 2012
The water from WV Water isn't all that great either. I look at the water reports every year. But, I also realize that it isn't the water company's job to get rid of everything in the water. They can only do stuff to it so that it doesn't kill you. Invest in a good water purification system. I recommend Zen. It doesn't remove fluoride. You need a reverse osmosis system, but they are a bit pricey. If you drink bottled water, you will save money with he Zen system.
misused

Charleston, WV

#9 Jul 23, 2012
next question is where is all the money from the bills going to. thre should be no lack of funds to help the police get waht they need.and for the workers u pay them more u get more so its pretty much the problem...... WHERES THE MONEY GOING NOT IN THIS TOWN
jim

United States

#10 Oct 5, 2012
Wow
that one girl

Lubbock, TX

#11 Oct 5, 2012
statingtheobvious wrote:
Waste Management requires everything to be in a specific size can that holds 4 bags, each additional can raises your rates.
The quality of the drinking water is of no concern. 77 PPB is above what the state would like to see,(state wants no more than 60 PPB) Keep in mind this is the current quarterly average, last quarter our water was in the mid 30 PPB. American Waters quarterly test has been higher than cg's for 3 consecutive years, until this quarter where they had an average of 66 PPB over three comparative facilities. Even at 77 PPB, it would take the consumption of 2 liters daily for 96 years for the water to have an adverse effect on health.
Everyone says the police aren't worth a crap, until they need a police officer. While I agree, our police force could be improved, I won't say they are useless. Our officers are very helpful, but are under funded to really combat the ongoing crime. I blame the council and mayor for not backing our officers more.
My pros and cons have been weighed. CG, has a target on its back not for the quality of service, but for the money to be had. Private utility co's care only about your bill, not about your health and well being.
That's just flat wrong. WM doesn't require anything to be in a can, period, they just want to be able to see the sticker. They'll take almost anything you leave out there. Yeah, you've got to call & make arrangements for large items...but no, you're completely wrong about the policies. I think you're being taken to bank by them. Hahahaha!!!
wrong

Charleston, WV

#12 Oct 5, 2012
statingtheobvious wrote:
So the push is on to take over CG water department. Before some of rejoice, keep in mind that cg rates are lower by almost 10% of those of American Water.

Without our local water service, we would have to pay a seperate bill for trash collection, and would again be charged a fee after just 4 bags.

Our town would also have no more local police coverage, or town workers without a form of taxation from the town.

So weigh your options.

Obviously the best course of action, is to remain independent, and upgrade our facilities to hold a more consistant water quality.
I'm pretty sure it's illegal to make money off of the water system. The town can and will survive without the water. And why couldn't the town continue to collect garbage and just bill separately for it????
7777777777abc

Morgantown, WV

#13 Oct 5, 2012
statingtheobvious wrote:
So the push is on to take over CG water department. Before some of rejoice, keep in mind that cg rates are lower by almost 10% of those of American Water.
Without our local water service, we would have to pay a seperate bill for trash collection, and would again be charged a fee after just 4 bags.
Our town would also have no more local police coverage, or town workers without a form of taxation from the town.
So weigh your options.
Obviously the best course of action, is to remain independent, and upgrade our facilities to hold a more consistant water quality.
JUST BECAUSE THE TOWN WOULD LOSE THE WATER PLANT DOESN'T MEAN THEY WILL LOSE everything else

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