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Residents asked to conserve water

Monday, May 25, 2009

Residents of the City of Brazil are being asked by city officials to conserve water for an undisclosed amount of time.

Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw announced late Monday evening there was a break to an 18-inch water main feeding the treatment plant.

"The break is about a half-mile west of the well field in Putnam County," Brazil City Water Superintendent Jake Raubuch told The Brazil Times.

Despite the break, no boil order has been issued at this time.

"The water level in the tower is normal, but we have lost the reserve water at the treatment plant," Raubuch said.

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We have had very low water pressure now for weeks! Get on the ball there Mayor and fork over some money to get these reoccurring problems fixed! I pay you enough county & property taxes!!!! Anyone want to run for Mayor that really gives a hoot!!!!!!??????

-- Posted by clgruener on Tue, May 26, 2009, at 8:30 AM

I agree with all of these posts .. woke up this morning to ZERO water pressure and called the city. They told me about the 18" pipe bursting .. now if I can get someone to tell me why my WATER BILL went from $60/mo to just over $100, I'll be happy! (Ok, maybe not happy .. ; )

Kind of ticks me off that with all of the water issues we have with city water .. and the price of water (sewer, whatever) AND TAXES .. seems like a little more could be done to replace the current archaic system and get something a little better.

Yeah, I'm a little bitter about it ..

-- Posted by Emmes on Tue, May 26, 2009, at 9:38 AM

I also feel bad for those who had to get up for work or school and TRY to take a shower this morning without water. Happens once too often around here! GRRR!

-- Posted by Emmes on Tue, May 26, 2009, at 9:39 AM

Maybe they should REPLACE instead of Repair. The Water bills double and still we have NO water.

Get rid of the ones doning nothing and hire the unemployed. Sure they will do a better job.

No water when you get up happens alot in Brazil, Don't hear of it in surrounding areas.

-- Posted by Sand mann on Tue, May 26, 2009, at 9:43 AM

All of the solutions to the current water problems in Brazil would raise the water bills. I don't think people who are on here complaining would want their water bills to go up maybe 4 times the current amount. I agree that the system is in bad shape. But Brazil doesn't have the kind of money that it would take to bring it up to current standards.

But then again, Obama has made available some money for infrastructure improvements. It was our money in the first place, the fed confiscated it, now we need people in place who can write a grant to the fed, in order to get some of our money back so we can be the benfactors of our money.

All you Obama voters should be all over the mayor and find out why little old Brazil cannot get in on the money that was made available in order to create jobs. I am not a Bradshaw supporter, nor a detractor, I just want someone to work for us.

-- Posted by Conservative Dad on Tue, May 26, 2009, at 10:36 AM


1- replace all water pipes in the city and surrounding areas

2- pave all streets

3- lower water/trash rates

4- tear down all unsightly homes

5- solve drug problems in Brazil

6- replace water tower

7- cure pet population

8- get me a raise at work

9- order the temperature to never get lower than 70 degrees

10- stop raising gas prices

11- fix this ticket I got

12- remove this wart from my right hand

OH... and do it all NOW and without raising taxes!

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Tue, May 26, 2009, at 11:23 AM

I will tell you why the Mayor didn't get on the ball and ask for money from the state. SHE IS LAZY!!!!! She is to busy handing out keys to the city for crying out loud! I bet SHE has running water with great water pressure!!!!!

-- Posted by clgruener on Tue, May 26, 2009, at 2:26 PM

Did anyone in Brazil past Goverment in high school?

-- Posted by donalde on Tue, May 26, 2009, at 2:27 PM

Did you "PASS" spelling???


-- Posted by clgruener on Tue, May 26, 2009, at 2:35 PM

I think that it's crazy how many water problems Brazil has, and they want to do a 50-90% increase... and if we are not on a boil alert, we have no water. I just moved to Brazil a couple of years ago, and I didn't even know what a boil order was! And I read in the paper a long time ago, that the water hasn't increased since the 80's (I'm not sure if I read that right) but the economy is bad, and everyone is on strict budgets, why didn't anyone increase it gradually over the past 20 some years... and we wouldn't be in this mess. On top of the water fiasco, the roads are HORRIBLE... so, if we don't have better water supply, and better roads, where does our tax money go???

-- Posted by tlsb44 on Tue, May 26, 2009, at 3:11 PM

I know I went to Greencastle.

-- Posted by donalde on Tue, May 26, 2009, at 4:16 PM

All Clay County residents, not just those in Brazil, are caught up in this water nightmare. This is a grotesque situation for everyone living in this county: Not having a safe and reliable access to a basic necessity of life, WATER.

It's been created by 20 years of public officials not having the intestinal fortitude to stand up and do the right thing: Fix an antiquated water system.

It's also the fault of every person who thought it wasn't their responsibility, complained about paying to fix the problem with higher taxes and let public officials slough off their duty to do what is best for the community and this county.

Yet, as Brazil's 19th century water system crumbles around us, this community --and its leadership --is trapped by the past and doomed to future failure. Everyone is complaining and pointing fingers, but there are no viable ideas being suggested and no support being offered to do what is not only extremely important, it's vital.

-- Posted by Cy on Tue, May 26, 2009, at 4:47 PM


You've said a mouthful. We've been "borrowing" against the success of this community's past and now it's time to pay for it plus interest. If we property owners don't start to pay for what we need as far as County infrastructure our land values will fall further. Already they are lower than adjoining counties due to poor infrastructure.

Time to pay the piper if you ask me.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Tue, May 26, 2009, at 5:47 PM

If it was our responisbility to make suggestions and fix the problem... maybe we all should run for mayor! BUT... thats not the case, and I think that the mayor should have been like "Oh, we don't have water 1/2 the time, maybe we should start SAVING money to fix the water problem, instead of putting in a skate park" Get real.. seriously... I'm not trying to be crappy about anything, but times are tough right now, and why pay for something that you can use, or isn't safe??!

-- Posted by tlsb44 on Wed, May 27, 2009, at 9:36 AM

Just a little FYI for Conservative Dad, in case you haven't noticed water rates have already been raised, about 200%. We pay more now, so we can have low water pressure, boil water, or have no water at all!! It has been months since the water has been regular. Conserve water??? You can't conserve what you don't have!!! Gee, I have an idea, put town employees in little orange vest and take donations @ the intersections for FTWF (fix the water fund), just kidding, everyone else does it.

-- Posted by Inqtono15 on Wed, May 27, 2009, at 12:59 PM

I really feel sorry for you guys with all the water problems. I know they went thru that in CLay CIty. THey have it fixed & I know the people pay dearly for there water know. All I can say is I'm happy I live in the country & have a well.

-- Posted by confused33 on Thu, May 28, 2009, at 9:18 AM

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