Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Havre Council says Drink the Black Water – It is Safe
Filthy slimy repulsive putrid sludge
That pretty much sums up what has been coming out of our multi-million dollar water treatment plant the past couple of months. Pour yourself a glass of water and it even looks brown with some days being worse than others. The city mucky-mucks when fielding complaints of course say that no matter how it looks it is indeed safe to drink. I have been drinking only Culligan water and if I step out to eat I order tea or coffee because the appearance is about the same as this “clean” water. Why did we spend millions on the super-duper water treatment plant if no one knows how to treat the water?
Last night’s Havre Daily “News” lead story was about Havre’s Great Northern Inn’s problems with the water staining their linens. Apparently they took a complaint to the Havre City Council and you can only imagine the fine reception they received there. The Corrector’s best council buddy Democrat Gerry Vies said the problem could be easily remedied by the Great Northern Inn just buying new rust colored towels and sheets. The senile Republican councilman Bob Kaftan thought maybe a cheaper solution for the motel would be to just erect some signs telling their guests that the towels had really been washed and were actually clean but just merely stained from a problem with the water. It is apparent that stupid statements come from both parties and the Havre Council is non-partisan in their problem solving skills.
Interestingly it appears that now that the paper did an article on this problem the city is willing to maybe, just maybe take a look at having the water analyzed to see what treatment chemicals could be used to correct this problem. Why didn’t the little thought of changing treatment procedures occur to anyone months ago?
I hate to admit it but the first smart thing I have seen out of councilwoman Pam Hillary was printed in her letter to the editor in last night’s paper. She made an impassioned plea for some new folks to run for council. The filing deadline is June 30th