In Tuesday, May 6 Roundup ‘What's Up' -- the question concerning the disconnecting the water vending machines. Buzz Walker states that we have a new town ordinance that bans the use of reverse osmosis water. This should be listed with an ordinance number.
Also, is Buzz Walker planning on making every person that has an undercounter Reverse Osmosis remove them? Their recovery rate is not as good as the vending machines. In a phone conversation Buzz Walker told my son that he was planning on removing all the vending machines.
It is true that the vending machines use 2 to 4 gallons per every one gallon made. We tried to get permission to put in a water and ice store in Payson, but were denied by Buzz Walker.
The reverse osmosis that we were going to put in only uses one gallon per one gallon. The cost per gallon to a person would be about 0.30 cents per gallon.
The people of Payson should be able to choose the water they drink. Almost every town in Arizona has this for citizens.
The water quality report for the town of Payson 2003 says that, "persons such as persons with cancer under going chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk for infections." These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.
Reverse osmosis does more than filter the water. You have water free of most contaminants.
The U.S. sent reverse osmosis machines to Iraq for the people there. But in Payson we do not have that opportunity. If water is that short, we have no right letting more developers into this town until we have more water.
Sydney J Whitely, Payson