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Water concerns continue to rise

November 15, 2013

SOUTH WHITELY — Whether it be rising wastewater at the treatment plant, flooding in certain parts of the town, or its quality, water is a reoccurring topic at South Whitley Town Council meetings.

When public comment was solicited at Tuesday’s meeting, several attendees questioned the town on water issues.

Mark Brooks, an out-of-town utility representative, asked about the appraisals submitted to the town in regards to the sale of the utility to American Water.

“The appraisals were turned in, however, there is still work being done on the proposal,” said Town Attorney Greg Hockemeyer. “The appraisers were to work together to come up with one appraisal that combined their findings. As far as an official proposal nothing has been submitted to the town.”

Another town resident was concerned with the recent amount of rust that appeared in their water.

A load of laundry was ruined, according to the homeowner, because of the poor water, and town leaders discussed possible ways to circumvent the damage in the future.

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