Posted by: dadal on 6/2/2014 5:51:42 AM
So let me guess....from the responses listed here I see MANY that work at the PUC either are claiming to live in the East End and not affected or don't and are lying about the water.
I live central and have been affected twice with brown water. This isn't a figment of imagination. And my many friends in the east end rely on back up of bottled water for everything from washing to drinking.
A main break causing the sediment stir up is frustrating and not planned. The planned flushing however isn't doing enough. The PUC makes $$$$$ so get off your butts and start replacing the ANCIENT lines.
Except as the PUC doesn't want a loss, it will charge the citizens of the Soo to replace the old lines to fix the issue.
If you don't use enough water, the PUC will demand you have them inspect to see why. And if you use too much the ycharge you a right arm and first born.
I'm thinking private wells are the way to go. I'll defy any local restrictions of private water to ensure my home is healthy. So should the East End.