Thursday December 5, 2013
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Thanks for the information, Pam. I hope there is a good turn out.
Some where I heard some one say that the Pine Strawberry water problems have been going on for about 18 years. I beg to differ with that statement. Although, given my history with numbers, I should probably be cautious. Well anyway, shortly after we purchased our property some 17 or 18 years ago, the previous owner (the one before Hardcastle) of the Pine/Strawberry water system was getting a lot of heat. There were a number of meetings in which the former owner (the one before Hardcastle) was being questioned about his operation. I felt the meetings were very antagonistic. In fact, I remember remarking to my husband that it seemed as if the former owner (the one before Hardcastle) was literally being tarred and feathered and run out of town. Talking to "old timers" in the area, I got the imrpression that the water problems were not new with the former water company owner. In fact, I got the impression water problems were present in the area almost from day one.
So how did Pine/Strawberry get into the terrible fix? Was it a matter of unplanned development? Was it a matter of planning only for the current development without any idea of how the hew development would meld with the established develoments?
Let's hear it from you old timers. Give us some history.
Seems that I can't get off of this thing today. I won't mention any more numbers since I can become very over whelmed by them!!!
I now have some questions for Deb. In your entry you refer to high grade plastic meters. Will these last as long as the type that was installed by PSWID? And, are they as good? Can you tell us more about recycling the old meters?
Thanks for the correct information, Pam. I guess I was just over whelmed by all the figures.
Pam's entry said that 12.5 million gallons of water loss was for all the leaks. Mr. Hawthorne calculated that the 38 meters accounted for about half of the total water loss. Therefore, if I have it correct about 6 million gallons of water loss due to the 38 meters. Is that correct?
The Musical Instrument Museum is in Scottsdale, on Tatum just south of the 101. If you are coming south on Tatum you make a right turn just after Mayo Boulevard. I think there might be a sign that directs you off the 101, it might refer to MIM (meaning Musical Instrument Museum)
I am amazed. 38 of the meters that were supposed to solve some PSWID problems are now the cause of leaks that could cause 12.5 million gallons of water loss in a year??????????? The possibility of raising a bond issue to $12 million????????????Altering meters thereby voiding their warranty??????????
I simply cannot believe what I have read. My mind cries out for a logical explanation. I hope someone from PSWID will see fit to give an explanation.
They call it black because sales on that day often determines whether a merchant (talking about profits) is in the black for the year.
I think the whole black Friday is an example of uncontrolled commercialism. Stampeding a store just to get a bargain??? Knocking people over to get a bargain???Crazy!!!!!
I can remember once when I was very young. We were at my oldest sister's house for Thanksgiving. We were all in the living room watching a college football game. My brother in law remarked that he thought it was just terrible that college kids were required to play a game and be away from their family on Thanksgiving. You can imagine what he would think if he saw today's craziness. He was from a different time. Perhaps it was also a better time.
This is my second try. I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. We had our Portland family visiting since Monday so I haven't been on the internet. I have now seen the first 2 Hunger Games movies. They were better than I thought they would be. We also went to the Musical Instrument Museum. If you ever have a chance to visit this museum, please do. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
We all have much to be thankful for.
Ron, I often wonder how we got to the point where the ultra conservatives and the ultra liberals believe that it is better to argue rather than negotiate and reach a common ground. The recent government shut down is a good case in point, and came out of an attitude of my point of view is so important that I will inflict hardship on everyone. Now please realize that I attribute this attitude to liberals as well as conservatives.
The open debate or discussion of opposing views is simply not done on the national level nor on the local level.
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