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Residents on boil order

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Residents of the City of Brazil in addition to the towns of Knightsville, Harmony, Carbon and Center Point are under a boil order until further notice.

On Monday, residents were asked by Brazil city officials to conserve water after a break to an 18-inch water main feeding the treatment plant was discovered.

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

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This is happening more and more as old pipes deteriorate. Just like roads and other infrastructure of this community; if those who have invested in real estate continue to be unwilling to pay for it, they won't be able to GIVE away their homes and land. Never mind not being able to get a good price for it as in neighboring counties. We have been living on the proceeds of past investments and now the bill is due plus the interest for not paying as we go, or we will lose it all before we know it. This goes for waterlines and sidewalks in the city and roads, education, and many other things in entire county. Wake up Clay County.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Tue, May 26, 2009, at 7:34 AM

Jenny, you are most definitely a democrat tax and spend, progressive, you must work or have relatives at the water company, I think there are better alternatives called preventavive maintenance.

-- Posted by bo123 on Tue, May 26, 2009, at 9:12 AM

I am just wondering how the kids are doing in school?? Isn't there some kind of a law about washing hands, and restroom use? I feel HORRID for the janitors that have to clean up that mess today!

-- Posted by sassypants on Tue, May 26, 2009, at 9:56 AM


What I am is a realist. You get what you pay for and you cannot get a good return on an investment if you don't invest. No I don't have any relatives in any water company in this state or any other that I know of but I do have kids at the school and they can't get an education if they can't be at school because it doesn't have flushable toilets.

Others who may want to buy a house in this county will shy away from investing here as they see this sort of thing as a poor investment and NOT acceptable living conditions or school conditions for their families. That in turn makes the real estate here less desirable and it will not get the prices that other counties get for theirs.

Pretty simple equation. If we don't take care of our infrastructure, it will be worth less. doesn't matter who in past made bad decisions. The decisions are ours now. Do we stubbornly refuse to pay for repairs because it's "not our fault" or do we do it so our community can survive economically? Do you want to see a ghost town with abandoned buildings because no one can make a living here without dependable water supply? That's what we are looking at if we don't truly fix the problem instead of patching and repatching. There seems to be nothing left to patch to. Doesn't sound like a Republican or Democratic choice. Just one of survival of the community and will take BOTH parties to make it possible.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Wed, May 27, 2009, at 7:04 AM

I have great water and great pressure. I've never had a boil order. ...of course it cost me $8,000 10 years ago to get it but its worth it. Hows that long term, low monthly payment plan (taxes) working out for you all? Not well, it seems. I don't mean to stir up trouble but this is what happens when government, not individuals, take care of problems. ...and the bigger a corporation gets, the more its like (and in bed with) the government. Lower the taxes. Stop the services. We can do better on our own. From schools to water systems, Americans do great things but the government, well, they are in the business of fooling you into thinking they are helping while taking as much of your money as they can. Tell them to stop.

-- Posted by TheRider on Thu, May 28, 2009, at 12:55 PM

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