August 2, 2012
The water conservation signs are necessary in order to communicate accurate and reliable information to the public. Water conservation signs in the recent water disaster would have prevented the spread of unfounded rumors about exactly how serious the water outage was. However, the leadership of the current PSWID board said the signs were not required by law and the PSWID board had them removed. Under previous leadership, e-mails were sent out on the status of wells. This useful information is no longer being sent out. All PSWID boards previous to this one, met monthly. The current board only meets every other month unless the meeting is cancelled. Regular monthly meetings are necessary in order to keep the public up to date. The public was told that monthly meetings are not required by law. PSWID should replace the water conservation signs, return to monthly meetings and continue well status e-mails in an effort to keep the public informed even though these things are not required by law.
In response to:
Mechanical failures, not sabotage, blamed for loss of two pumps that drained system
Booster pump mechanical failures at Milk Ranch No.1 well and the Strawberry Hollow Filter Building caused the severe, June 18-23 water service outages in Pine and Strawberry, officials revealed on Saturday.