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BREAKING: Brazil water to be shut off, boil order follows

Friday, April 15, 2011

Brazil water customers will be under a boil order until further notice.

At approximately 8:30 a.m., Friday morning, City of Brazil officials discovered a large leak in a 12-inch water line on Murphy Avenue, approximately one-half mile south of United States 40.

After spending much of the day attempting to access the pipe, officials found the line had been worked on before, but the repair clamp had become loose.

"We were unable to access enough valves to shut down the flow, and the leak had ate a hole in the line," Brazil Water Superintendent Jake Raubuch told The Brazil Times at 6:40 p.m., Friday. "Unfortunately, we are going to have to shut down the tower, which will happen within the next hour, which initiates a boil order."

Per state health protocols, officials are required to issue a boil order when water pressure falls below 20 psi and three Bac T samples must be sent to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management on at least two consecutive business days following a leak to ensure no contamination has occurred.

The boil order also affects Brazil Water customers in Carbon, Center Point, Harmony and Knightsville.


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any idea if the water will be on by morning? just need to make some plans before work if it's still off.

-- Posted by Localguy1972 on Fri, Apr 15, 2011, at 10:33 PM

"the leak had ate a hole in the line" .. that's why I don't drink city water or feed it to my plants and animals.

I'm sure the utility department worked through the night to get this up and running as soon as possible. (wait, I can say that with a straight face, let me try that again)

-- Posted by Emmes on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 8:29 AM

"The leak had eaten a hole in the line" is what it should have said...Of course if an iron pipe, plain water after years of neglect could have accomplished that.

It all goes back to politicians not raising water rates to cover cost of routine maintenance so they'd get reelected.

There was a program on the radio the other day and seems that Brazil is in good company as Orlando Florida is the ONLY municipality in the US with a stable water system maintenance schedule. Even there they pick 20 miles of pipe to replace each year and hope it is the right 20 miles so they don't have a failure in a different area. We in most parts of the US have taken water for granted and don't realize how much it really costs to be available. We might use it more frugally if it cost more as well and have gray water recycling to help conserve it.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 9:04 AM

For your info Emmes the guys HAVE been there all night.... and ARE STILL THERE!!! Those guys work very hard. How would you like to work 26 hrs with no break, food ,drinks ect...?

-- Posted by dogslove on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 9:05 AM

Jenny Moore you live outside Brazil, quit suggesting we pay more for anything unless you are included Democrats always want everyone else to pay for everything you are always predictably classic of their failing ways.

-- Posted by Ombudsman on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 9:46 AM

If your going to say that they are working hard and have had no breaks,food,drinks etc... You are crazy. You think anybody believes that NO LOL! They dont work that hard. We have all seen them try to fix leaks before. I love how they knew about this but didnt inform the people that we would have no water until after they shut it off. Just another day in Brazil. With the price of Water bills we should have a decent water dept.

-- Posted by cityinneed on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 9:56 AM

And are they paid while working???? Is this their job?? Nobody gets on here and tells me thank you for doing my job and getting paid while doing it!! Suck it up butter cup!! The mayor has enough of her family on the payroll.. how about letting them help?? Or give us gallons of water to use so we can use the toilet... THIS TOWN IS NASTY

-- Posted by cubbiefan on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 10:19 AM

Was wondering if there is a shutoff valves system grid in place...if not means the whole city is shutdown?!! We are in the 21st century...it would make sense that you would be able to isolate a few blocks, but not the enitire city.

-- Posted by fastcharger on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 10:53 AM

No water here, out of town city limits north of SR 59.

-- Posted by fastcharger on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 11:00 AM

Have to go to work and washing with cold bottled water blows. I hope that the water will be on when I get home but not hopeful on that since it is Saturday. Some times this town is nothing but a joke.

-- Posted by klk_klo on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 11:41 AM

Is everything in town closed restraunts,YMCA?

-- Posted by Paper Planes on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 11:50 AM

water leak worked on over 24 hrs I think we need get pros on this job asap.

-- Posted by buddry55 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 11:53 AM

Been over 24 hours and still no water. The wonderful City of Brazil Utilities sure as heck won't cut any off of the water bill either! Can't bathe, can't cook, can't flush the john, can't even give the dog a drink! He drank my milk this morning!!!

-- Posted by th1953 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 11:56 AM

Geez, god forbid we get an UPDATE of some sort, what the hell is taking so long. What a great Town.

-- Posted by Barrierboy on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 12:06 PM

Barrierboy I agree, Its one thing having the water shut off but can't they let us know something... Were is the leadership???

-- Posted by computerdx on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 12:19 PM

For all of you people who seem to THINK this is an easy job... you can feel free to go fix it yourselves since it is so easy!! cityinneed...I would expect you to be first in line to fix it yourself since you seem to be so smart!! Have you been there since they have been working on it? Do you know what they are dealing with? NO!! YOU HAVE NOT!!! And NO YOU DO NOT!!! Oh and as if I really care that you think IM CRAZY, OR IF ANYONE BELIEVES THAT THEY HAVE HAD NO BREAKS....you are REALLY MISTAKEN!!! They have had food n drinks now! I TOOK THEM DRINKS and another GENTLEMEN BROUGHT THEM FOOD!! When you all have water tonight...remember who stayed up all night and day to make sure it happened!

-- Posted by dogslove on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 12:23 PM

The mayor would give us an update, but her grey sweater is in the laundry and she hasn't figured out how to blame her opponents.

-- Posted by cdd987 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 12:26 PM

We better have water tonight this is nuts!

-- Posted by Paper Planes on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 12:44 PM

I'm voting for anyone BUT ann!

About those people working all night to fix the water problem, Thats their Job and they are getting Overtime for it

.about getting food , I'm sure there is 1 person standing around.

This is normal for brazil, no water, this is an Old town and the only thing the elected officials do is get a paycheck. potholes, bad water pipes, roads, oh but pinkley street is good. its time for new blood in brazil. noone can do a better job !

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 1:00 PM

Use your tears to flush the toilet, bunch of cry babies...

-- Posted by okelly38 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 1:06 PM

Water (H2O) is the most abundant compound on Earth's surface, covering about 70%. In nature, it exists in liquid, solid, and gaseous states. It is in dynamic equilibrium between the liquid and gas states at standard temperature and pressure. At room temperature, it is a tasteless and odorless liquid, nearly colorless with a hint of blue. Many substances dissolve in water and it is commonly referred to as the universal solvent. Because of this, water in nature and in use is rarely pure and some of its properties may vary slightly from those of the pure substance. However, there are also many compounds that are essentially, if not completely, insoluble in water. Water is the only common substance found naturally in all three common states of matter and it is essential for all life on Earth.[3] Water usually makes up 55% to 78% of the human body.[4]

-- Posted by okelly38 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 1:13 PM

Do I believe that these city workers dilegently worked through the night, Absolutely not. Do I feel sorry for them in anyway, absolutely not. Unfortunately, for us it is not there fault that they are so incompetent. It is the management of this city that we as voters have put into office that has cost us our morning showers. So, my reccomendation is remember this stinky no shower morning when you go to the polls in the upcoming local election.

-- Posted by hammerhead060603 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 1:18 PM

Well first of all I would like to say it is usually above me to comment on here d/t the negativity that goes on here. However, I felt that I would give all an update on the situation on South Murphy. Our workers (yours and mine) will continue to work until water line 12 inch is fixed. They have been up all night working in the cold and rain and yes I have been out there twice to check on them. It is unfortunate that we are without water but complaining gets us no where. Praying to god that it is fixed soon gets us further. I have an 11 month old at home so I know the need for water. To cdd987 get a life and quit making mean nasty comments about things that have nothing to do with the water issue. Cubbiefan if this town is so nasty then MOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love this town and love the people and plan to continue helping and serving as long as I'm able. God Bless to all and I will continue praying for the water issue to be resolved.

-- Posted by Karen McQueen on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 1:20 PM

"I love this town and love the people and plan to continue helping and serving as long as I'm able." Or as long as she is unopposed in the impending election. That is why this normally elected official can get on this public forum and tell potential voters that there opinions dont matter. A very good example of what is wrong with the town of Brazil. If I pray for anything, it will be a better pool of canidates in the next election.

-- Posted by hammerhead060603 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 1:43 PM

We aren't "cave dwellers"; we are tax payers. And, "...usually above me to comment on here," implies that you are low and everyone else is above you. I think you meant, "beneath me to comment", but I digress...

They say that ignorance is bliss...if so, there are some very happy people around here. If a higher power truly worried about our water break there would be no war or famine first, don't you think???

-- Posted by Barrierboy on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 2:02 PM

hammerhead060603 - thats "Candidates."

By the way I welcome you into my office as all to check whatever you feel is going on wrong with the city. Your always welcome!

-- Posted by Karen McQueen on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 2:02 PM

Barrierboy - I did mean what I said. I think I am no better than the man or women sitting next to me. Thank-You

-- Posted by Karen McQueen on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 2:06 PM

Karen, if you have been to check on the workers two times, them what is an estimated time for the water leak to be fixed? Do you know? I have no doubt they are working to fix the issue.

When the new water tower is completed, don't be surprised if the same type situation occurs due to increased pressure in the water lines.

Karen, your rebuttal to people who oppose the mayor in their comments was duly noted. Is this the way you (as an Elected Official) handle adversity?

-- Posted by rukiddingme62 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 2:06 PM

One should be well versed in grammar, spelling and punctuation BEFORE attempting to correct others...Hello Pot, meet Kettle. Too funny!

-- Posted by Barrierboy on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 2:07 PM

Wait....I have to run to the kitchen for some popcorn.

-- Posted by MFurryasse on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 2:09 PM

Wish I hade some water to wash it down with...

-- Posted by MFurryasse on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 2:11 PM

You people are the saddest excuse for a community if i've every seen one. You really think that it is in the budget of Brazil Indiana to redo all of the water lines?? We cant afford the roads so why would they have money for a new water system. This has nothing to do with politics, water lines bust and leak no matter where you go and if you don't think so then do us all a favor and move and find out yourself. I have a 7 month old baby at home but am I complaining on the brazil times and blaming people about things I dont know how to fix myself? Get a life and wait for your water to come back on. Till then just give up all the trash talk, it wont do you any good anyway so why waste your time.

-- Posted by brazilnative1989 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 2:12 PM

I'm hearing it could be around 4 hrs. Thanks

-- Posted by Karen McQueen on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 2:12 PM

Here we go again....why isn't something done when this happens time after time? Surely to goodness there are grants available (you could ask our Gov. for our share of the stimulus)that could be used to fix our infrastructure. Anyone got a time for the leak to be fixed?

-- Posted by waterless on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 2:16 PM

I am really tired of this water situation. I mean really... how many other towns have problems like this and have monthly water bills of $150-200 monthly........?!!?!!?

-- Posted by bzlreally on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 2:29 PM

Does that mean 6:00 PM? Oh dear. Thanks to the workers...you all must get tired of having to fix leaks every month or so. We have got to do something before the infra-structure is gone.

-- Posted by waterless on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 2:30 PM

Oh my, the Oligarchy of Brazil is offering to open its doors to us cave dwellers. The ruling class needs to understand that us peasants tend to get quite riled up when we do not have our morning coffee (the true opiate of the masses). I believe it is quite arrogant of an elected official to think that they cannot be replaced. Instead of one of us peons visiting your office, I believe we would be better off if one of us replaced you and took over your office. Who would have thought that the seeds of dissent would have been planted by the breaking of a water main.

-- Posted by hammerhead060603 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 2:32 PM

It is time for a new mayor and privatization of the city water.............

-- Posted by bzlreally on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 2:38 PM

Hello men and women work outside in this weather even worse everyday.

-- Posted by Paper Planes on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 2:58 PM

Karen, u say: Cubbiefan if this town is so nasty then MOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I own a house in this town ,it's for sale! Who in their right mind would buy a house in this town with the water so screwed up?

can you or anyone else tell me what the public officials do besides cash their paychecks and think they are someone special.

I was told the Mayor cut out overtime!

Maybe you should check on the workers now!

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 3:00 PM

I just read all the comments on the Brazil Times web site. Now I'm just waiting for the angry mobs with picks and rakes to march into town and take Mayor Bradshaw out and hang her from a street lamp post.

-- Posted by giveahootbusted on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 3:15 PM

Thank you Karen for the update. Just knowing that there is a light at the end of the tunnel helps. I do have a suggestion if something like this happens again. Could they send out a text alert like they do for bad weather coming? Maybe have it scroll across the bottom of the local TV stations? That way we could have been prepaired. Thank you again.

-- Posted by OnlineReader13 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 3:16 PM

Without sounding like I am taking sides, I would like to say that I also have no water. Also, those of you who are complaining about the poor guys out there in the rain all night in a ditch full of mud and water, have obviously never been that guy in the ditch. You probably work in a factory or somewhere inside that is climate controlled and rarely have any variance in your job that would require you to fix something that noone has already explained how to fix. I am not bashing anyone, but Ive been that guy and sometimes its not easy to jump in the ditch and fix something that was installed before you were born. As for whose fault it is, its definately not the mayors, or Karen Mcqueens, or the guy standing there holding a shovel,wishing he was home with his kids instead of being out in the rain again all day to day. He is just there to fix it. Think of it this way...If these "Incompetent Morons" dont get in there and fix your water, you wont have any because I would say 90% of you wouldnt know which end of the pipe goes where..... So maybe more support and less complaining would make us all feel better....

-- Posted by Pipefitterguy on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 3:23 PM

If anyone listens to the news unfortunately a lot of towns have to deal with water shutoffs and boil orders, some considerably more than we do. It accomplishes nothing to use school yard tactics against the Mayor, that would be reason enough not to try and inform you people, you just gripe and don't really want information. Thank God its repaired now, sorry Mayor and guys who worked hard on the repairs

-- Posted by Ombudsman on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 3:42 PM

Leak is fixed, thanks to all of those who sat inside and complained about not having water all morning, they couldnt have done it without you...

-- Posted by Pipefitterguy on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 3:50 PM

Without sounding like I am taking sides, I would like to say that I also have no water. Also, those of you who are complaining about the poor guys out there in the rain all night in a ditch full of mud and water, have obviously never been that guy in the ditch. You probably work in a factory or somewhere inside that is climate controlled and rarely have any variance in your job that would require you to fix something that noone has already explained how to fix. I am not bashing anyone, but Ive been that guy and sometimes its not easy to jump in the ditch and fix something that was installed before you were born. As for whose fault it is, its definately not the mayors, or Karen Mcqueens, or the guy standing there holding a shovel,wishing he was home with his kids instead of being out in the rain again all day to day. He is just there to fix it. Think of it this way...If these "Incompetent Morons" dont get in there and fix your water, you wont have any because I would say 90% of you wouldnt know which end of the pipe goes where..... So maybe more support and less complaining would make us all feel better....People are complaining because it happens all the time, if you took your car in to get it fixed and it broke down the next day, you would be upset.. don't act like its not an inconvenience to you, when it IS an inconvenience for others. Im not saying I could fix it, but guess what, THAT'S THEIR JOB

-- Posted by Barrierboy on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 3:52 PM

The riot in the streets has been averted.

-- Posted by okelly38 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 3:56 PM

pipefitterguy, i'm one of the 10% BY CHOICE, as well as the city workers by choice, no one put a gun to their heads and made them choose their jobs, So if it 's your job in the rain or in the factory So Be it. they are Not doing it for Free. if the pipes are so old replace them, it would b nice for notice first.

Ombudsman , we elect these people for our town , its time for them to take responsibility and quit blaming every/ anything. They say its fixed , should have water by Sunday just in time to shower and church.

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 4:00 PM

Now call off the lynch mob. S.W.A.T get back on bus,nobody is going to be shot today.

-- Posted by okelly38 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 4:02 PM

sorry pipefitterguy the comment was for Barrierboy, i put the wrong name from post. went to Brazil school.

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 4:03 PM

I quoted pipefitterguy, , you have the right person

-- Posted by Barrierboy on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 4:08 PM

Here's your notice, there's going to be multiple water leaks in the near future. Maybe just maybe spend more time preparing and less time whining.

-- Posted by okelly38 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 4:10 PM

I am, and always am prepared, apparently the word FIX does not mean the same thing to you as it does to me,half ass fixed is not the same as FIXED, that's why we need to be prepared.

-- Posted by Barrierboy on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 4:17 PM

okelly38, freedom of speech and yes I help give that to everyone in the USA.

I know a way to be prepared , get someone in office whom does what they are paid to do. Things need replace and maybe Fixed before it breaks. there is no need to respond, i will not read ur Well thought out Response.

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 4:30 PM

Okay. It said the water leaked was fixed and " they were going to go turn the water back on". That was at approx. 3:20 pm. It is now 4:30 pm and as yet the water is not on. How long does it take to drive from one end of the COUNTY to the next? I am missing something?

-- Posted by chicubs3@juno.com on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 4:36 PM

Apparently the same people who (ALLEGEDLY)fixed the water line, need a couple of more hours of OVERTIME.

-- Posted by Barrierboy on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 4:41 PM

You have understand that people tell time differently here in Clay County. One hour could mean 2-4 hours. I just tried to call the service number and they are so tired of hearing from us that the put their phone on a fax line so they don't have to answer. Right about now I am about to lose patience over this whole mess.

-- Posted by waterless on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 4:42 PM

I wonder how long it will be before they (the water company or Brazil Utilities) tell us what the problem is now. As for being prepared, just what can I do? Keep gallons of water on hand? That doesn't help with bathing, washing dishes or clothes, etc. This has been going on for over 20 years. When I lived in Terre Haute, I don't remember ever having this kind of problems with the water. Maybe we should get a water company in here to handle our system instead of trying to do it locally. Just a suggestion.

-- Posted by waterless on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 4:47 PM

Are some you people as smart as you seem?

-- Posted by okelly38 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 4:52 PM

Some us are.............

-- Posted by Barrierboy on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 4:54 PM

Some of aren't..............

-- Posted by okelly38 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 4:57 PM

750,000 gallon water tower, miles of water lines. Be patience people these things take time.

-- Posted by okelly38 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 5:01 PM

privatization of the city water works............. Let a large company buy it with a large purse so they can spend the $ to repair it... and maintain it......

-- Posted by bzlreally on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 5:03 PM

okelly38, must be nice to be a THE SPOKESPERSON, for Brazil Water Dept, hope those endorsement checks buy you plenty of BE PREPARED WATER for the next BRAZILTASTROPHE, better let the mayor know your on standby for SQUASH RUMOUR DETAIL.

-- Posted by Barrierboy on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 5:04 PM

I am neither smart or dumb; just a citizen who would like NOT to go through this every 45 days. Our local guys who fix the lines do the best they can and I do appreciate their work. I am just wondering if we contracted this out to an outside company, the regular maintainence of lines wouldn't be fix only when broken. I wasn't aware they drained the water tower. There should have been a shutoff somewhere between the break and the tower. Another reason to hire an outside firm.

-- Posted by waterless on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 5:06 PM

if barrierboy has graduated high school, Id love to know what type of job he has.....In the most respectful way possible, your ignorance shows your age and Im guessing you are under 25?......

-- Posted by Pipefitterguy on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 5:14 PM

You are correct there should have been a shutoff somewhere between the break and the tower. Due to neglect and the age of the water system it probably does'nt work.

-- Posted by okelly38 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 5:15 PM

Pipefitterguy, I have 30 yrs experience serving this country for people like you, a college graduate and a TAXPAYER. I guess a YOUR WELCOME is outta the question from someone LIKE YOU, but YOU ARE WELCOME, because FREEDOM ISN'T FREE, its earned, Have a GREAT DAY.

-- Posted by Barrierboy on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 5:19 PM

Infrastructure costs money people. Ours seems to be the only generation that expects everything our parents did to last forever. Our tax codes currently don't allow us to maintain our roads or our streets. Politicians need to quit pretending that these things don't cost money and that they don't need our taxes. If we would all chip in our share then we would all have water today. I'm willing to pay my part as long as everyone else does too. And for goodness sakes please quit cutting taxes on the people that can afford to buy their very own personal water towers while the rest of us beg for their drippings. REPEAL THE BUSH TAX CUTS!

How much would everyone have been willing to pay for a shower today? Taxes are not the enemy. Taxes buy things we all need and use. I'm not running for office so I can say it. Raise taxes and buy the infrastructure we all depend on.

-- Posted by SHarmon on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 5:19 PM

AnG_65 glad to see someone has water. the only water I have is in the Frig.

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 5:20 PM

Hey Ang_65 in what part of Brazil are you located? I live in the center of town and NO WATER YET.

-- Posted by waterless on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 5:20 PM

SHarmon...RIGHT ON. I don't mind paying more taxes if I get services in return. Let's all show up at the polls on primary day and demand to know which people running are going to do something about the infra-structure of our city. I still want to know if our dear Gov. has turned down stimulus money and if so why. If it is available, why hasn't our Mayor applied for it? OH yes, I also want to know why the water company's service line is ringing into a fax machine....afraid to hear from us?

-- Posted by waterless on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 5:25 PM

WATER,WATER,WATER came at last,if you dont like are water you can stick it up your ask the water department to tea with all thier family...

-- Posted by okelly38 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 5:27 PM

Well sir that makes you at least 48. and I would've thought that you wouldve learned respect for others in that amount of time. Having said that, Thank you if you have ever risked your life for me and this country. On the other hand, you blaming the guys that work for the city and the mayor and "Brazil" for the water line leaking is about like me blaming you for the war. Its not your fault, you are just there to fix it. Think about it. Semper Fi

-- Posted by Pipefitterguy on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 5:27 PM

SHarmon, Paying taxes , we all have to do, and yes we complain but we have to pay. I think alot of this is not paying taxes its what they do with them.

This problem with the water has been Every year for so many years i cant count.

School taxes , my grand parents, parents and myself have NO children in school but we still pay, and the Welfare get and get for Nothing.

Taxes put money in someone's pockets. Need New people in office. Time For a Change!

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 5:29 PM

Pipefitterguy, I never once BLAMED THE MAYOR, and comparing this to a WAR, just shows ignorance, I was asking for a little HEADS UP from this town, NOT to much to ask for in my opinion. As far as RESPECT goes, I only give it to those who earn it. So with that said, I will give it to someone else.

-- Posted by Barrierboy on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 5:36 PM

Latest update: Per Brazil City Police Dept.

We won't have water UNTIL TOMORROW.....SEEMS THAT DARN TOWER WAS EMPTY. SO MUCH FOR PRESSURE BEING BACK UP IN AN HOUR. I AM GRITTING MY TEETH RIGHT NOW....HOW ABOUT SOME TRUTH IN STATEMENTS FROM THE WATER GUYS? 1 HOUR IS 60 MINUTES.....NOT ANOTHER 12 HOURS.

-- Posted by waterless on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 5:41 PM

carebuttonbroke- I am reluctant to engage you in an argument, but hey I'm just sitting here waiting for water so what the heck.

You may not have children in school, but if you deal with the public in any situation at all you can thank the school system for educating them. To suggest that only people with children in school benefit from public education is very self centered. Your fellow citizens can read thanks to your taxes. That's not a bad deal. Same argument for welfare. Would you rather your fellow citizens live in poverty, unable to feed their children? No one is living high while on welfare. Healthy citizens were created with your tax dollars. Still a good deal.

Middle class taxes are now at the lowest percentage since the 1950's and our society is beginning to show the ill effects from a smaller pot to draw from. Meanwhile the top wealthiest one percent of of citizens hold on to more than ninety percent of our wealth. The gap is getting too large. It will even it out eventually. Maybe the plan is tho kill us all off with disease by allowing our water systems to desenegrate. Then we won't clamor for the richest to pay their fair share of taxes like the rest of us.

-- Posted by SHarmon on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 5:48 PM

guess we can look on the bright side, we only only suppose to pay for what we use and triple for sewage. All the stores around us made alot of money selling water. maybe they will give a kick back to the city. LOL

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 5:49 PM

I wasnt comparing this to war, I am saying that you are all talking about how bad the town is and the people fixing it are stupid and its someones fault and I pay taxes and all this stuff that has nothing to do with anything. Its a pipe, its metal, it rusts, it breaks, guys fix it. And as far as respect goes, you couldnt carry my tool bag. "Guys like me" are the reason you have heat, air conditioning, water, plumbing and all the other things that you take for granted, untill they are gone, and then you want to throw a fit. So YOU are welcome. I build powerhouses that burn coal that make electricity so you can get on your computer and cry about how everything is someone elses fault. You sir, are Welcome.....

-- Posted by Pipefitterguy on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 5:49 PM

The water pressure has to build up first.

-- Posted by Tracy Jones on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 5:58 PM

SHarmon,

Would you rather your fellow citizens live in poverty, unable to feed their children? No one is living high while on welfare. Healthy citizens were created with your tax dollars. Still a good deal.

Do you really believe this crap? If so Open your eyes . Most people around here have lived this way for YEARS, and some of their parents too.

school tax ,is a joke. yes they can read but its time for those whom have their kids Take Care of them. Thats a problem , everyone wants a hand out. quit Begging for money and Earn it!

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 5:58 PM

Pipefitterguy....come on now. Give the people who are upset a break. All of us have the right to voice our opinions...you do. We are not a bunch of over-educated cry babies. We are looking for a reason for this very common problem in Brazil. Respect is a two-way street and I think you have shown very little to the people who have taken the time to express how they feel. Taxes pay for every kind of service we receive from the city. Education is one thing I have never complained about paying taxes for and neither should you. As for carrying your tool bag, I couldn't even lift it. I respect what you do as it takes someone with special training to be a pipefitter.

-- Posted by waterless on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 6:02 PM

you are named aptly. I do believe your care button is broken.

-- Posted by SHarmon on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 6:03 PM

Sorry, I meant the comment for Waterless, but not Pipefitterguy, the person who sounds like he has great intelligence, insight and most of all "common sense".

-- Posted by Tracy Jones on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 6:06 PM

pipefitterguy/All the things that I TAKE FOR GRANTED, you have got to be kidding me,I have been places where convenience is an afterthought, WE BUILT places we had to sleep that night, overnight, so if you think that I have been whining about this, maybe you should drop your TOOL BAG and spend a little time overseas, where inconveniences are a LITTLE MORE than what you call them.

-- Posted by Barrierboy on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 6:09 PM

Karen.... I would love to move. Are you buying my house with the city FUNDS????

-- Posted by cubbiefan on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 6:32 PM

I drove to a creek outside town today and got over 20 gallons of water. Used it to flush,and to wash hands, even boiled some to wash our hair... Something to remember next time...

-- Posted by computerdx on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 6:50 PM

So it is almost 7 p.m. And I still have no water. Any new updates on what us happening would be great.

-- Posted by Meridian Man on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 6:54 PM

Let me guess! The pressure from turning the water back on caused another pipe to burst. Definitly would not surprise me right now. At least it is Saturday let's all go have a drink. Is the bar still open if there is no water? Sure wouldn't want to use the restroom!

-- Posted by Meridian Man on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 7:01 PM

Just took a shower, not a great one but it was a shower. I live about 7 or 8 blocks from the tower FYI. I meant no disrespect to anyone on here today, and if ive made enemies, then it is me who has lost.....

-- Posted by Pipefitterguy on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 7:01 PM

So nothing? Ok maybe I just forgot to pay my bill. Or maybe someone just put my money in their pocket. Can't say that doesn't happen in this lovely little town. Or maybe I spent it on new tires, tie rod ends, shocks. Some of us can't afford s.u.v's for the potholes. Sorry for that just a little built up anger for the Brazil township. Not being able to shower brings out my anger a little.

-- Posted by Meridian Man on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 7:21 PM

Are you people just mean or are thirsty people mean? I am mean when I am hungry. Thanks to the workers!! I now have water.

-- Posted by Weems on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 7:24 PM

hoosierlogger, no offense but we have been having road and water problems for as long as I can remember so I don't think it matters what they charge us tax wise they still don't use the money for what it should be used for!

It's ridiculous that we keep paying water bills for contaminated water and water that is off for over 24 hours!

-- Posted by FoxGrl84 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 8:03 PM

Well good for you weems. I still don't have water.

-- Posted by Meridian Man on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 8:04 PM

I still don't have water either. Per WTHI website,it will take a while for the water pressure to build up. But it is back.

-- Posted by OnlineReader13 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 8:16 PM

it is 8:14pm and I still have no water. Good thing I slept all day so I didnt really worry about it, otherwise I would have been real angry.

-- Posted by RFWjr on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 8:18 PM

i think some of you dont believe in change or even want to try. you settle and all your life you do as you are told. it's not that people don't have a life, Most of us Shower before we do anything, to live a life.why do people find excuses for things that go wrong?

In my job, I am paid to do my job.

Come on preventive maintenance does wonders.

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 8:20 PM

I don't understand why everyone complains so much. Some countries don't have water. This makes me want to help them. If anyone else would like to help those without water please support water.org. Just $25 gives a person water. There are so many deaths from dehydration. God bless anyone who helps those in need.

I am thankful for everything God has given me, and thank you to those who fix our water issues.

I take for granted water until its time to do laundry, dishes, shower, or make pasta! (Good thing I had some bottled water to boil my noodles in tonight for supper!)

-- Posted by JoeysMomma on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 8:28 PM

When we were out this past tuesday there was someone not sure what company working in that area. Could they have been responsible for this break this time?

Brazil water needs to add shut off valves so that the whole town including its outlying communities are not without water again.

And why didnt they give us more warning? There was only about 45 min from the time I got the text till there was no water.

Something has to be done people can not afford to keep running to the store to buy water that we already pay for. Is Brazil water going to reimburse us for the money we spent on bottled water?

-- Posted by dxrs0 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 8:41 PM

I have water. No pressure yet, but water. :)

-- Posted by OnlineReader13 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 8:45 PM

dxrso, you say you got a text? Was this a personal text or something from the city? I've always wondered if the city was able to let people know when a boil order was issued. We never know unless we go out to the store or a restauraunt.

-- Posted by JoeysMomma on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 8:45 PM

It was from the Brazil Times actually. I get emergency texts for storms and things like this. But not everyone has this service, nor does everyone have access to a computer or a tv. So they need to make changes NOW!

-- Posted by dxrs0 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 8:53 PM

I agree. It would be very valuable to everyone for them to have a system set up in order to call all customers and just have a recording discussing the issues and what is expected to happen. The schools have these in place for bad weather or school closings, so maybe the water dept. needs to look into something like this.

There have been several times when we have been drinking the water only to find out that we should have been boiling it. I only find out when I go to get a fountain drink or something and find out I can't have one.

-- Posted by JoeysMomma on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 8:58 PM

Thank you to all the people who worked to restore the water to this community! Your work IS appreciated!

-- Posted by RickS on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 9:51 PM

Emmes-As the spouse of a water dept. employee I know that they did work diligently through the night to restore water service. After 37 hours on this break my spouse finally made it home dead tired.

cityinneed- It was not known that the water for the entire city was going to run dry until they worked for over 12 hours in adverse weather and sandy soil which kept collapsing the trench. They tried to keep service but as of 10:30 water was still gushing over 20 feet in the air from the break 12 feet under the road surface. I have video of it.

Buddry55- The people in the water dept are pros. but when you are battling 750,000 gallons of water gushing at high volume out of a 3/4 hole 12 feet below road surface in sand soil,and lightning storms it made it quite a challenge for any pro.

Th1953- Money was cut off of your water bill for the up coming month. You are only charged for what you use so the water line break, and loss of service saved you a days consumption. No water use no charge.

Brazilresident2003- The last rate increase has not been enough to keep up with the rising cost of parts needed, let alone close to enough to re-do the whole infrastructure

-- Posted by Bills310 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 10:49 PM

Ang_65- Most all the stuff in your water comes from the pipes within your home. Water samples are taken and tested daily. Samples are taken to I.D.E.M weekly for testing. The white scum you talk about is either lime that is dissolved from source (under ground aquafir or residue from your dish detergent. try a new dish soap that should help.

Hammerhead060603- Again as stated earlier I know for fact they did work diligently through the night, except while there was a lightning storm going on then they were right back at it. I kept giving storm updates as it approached, so as they were not in harms way. I feel sorry for you that you put your wants and needs above all that are trying to help and correct the problem.

Bzlreally- Apparently you have not been paying any attention to news reports across the country about all public infrastructures (roads, water, and electric)that are out dated and in desperate need of re-placement and repair. Before we moved here several years ago there was a case in downtown Cleveland, Ohio where a water main broke and cut a hole that was about a half a city block and around 20 feet deep. The water rates in the city are among the lowest in the state, yet when the last increase went into effect most all cried foul. As for a private company you must not have seen the local reports where American Water Indiana is looking to increase water and sewer fees by 150 to 200%

-- Posted by Bills310 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 11:09 PM

Chicubs3- You ask how long it takes to drive from one end of the county to the other. To answer that question, on a good day it only takes a few minutes. I take that as you figure turning on the water is like flipping a switch for your lights or turning on the faucet for water in your home. Well I regret to inform you that it takes a little longer to turn on an entire city. First the wells need to be restarted to pump water to the treatment plant, the pumps at the plant need to be restarted and primed to send it into the lines,which are now almost pretty well drained dry, finally lets not forget the water tower that takes 750,000 gallons to fill so that you have water pressure in your home. So after all of those steps it takes a lot longer then a drive across the county.

Brzreally- With American Water putting a 150 to 200% increase into effect for their customers they can afford to invest in upgrades. You may want to go to a city council meeting and bring an increase like that to the floor for new business, then the city will be able to replace decade old out dated service lines. I bet your fellow citizens will be a little upset with you to say the least. Especially with the out cry that came with the last increase which was the first in MANY years.

-- Posted by Bills310 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 11:26 PM

Carebuttonbroke- You stated that the water lines have been a problem for so many years that you can't count. Yet most all are quick to lay blame on a person or group. All that seems to go wrong is Mayor Ann Bradshaw's fault, Karen McQueen's fault, the sewer department's fault, the water department's fault, the road department's fault. If I didn't know any better I would believe that this was the most perfect city in the world before the last elections, but I know these services don't just fall apart in 4 years. This is from neglect of years past no matter who was in office or how great they were.

Now that you all have water on its way back to your home feel free to be ungrateful for all the hard work that went on these past 36 hours. Hope you enjoy your coffee in the morning as most everyone in the city looks for something new to gripe about, but not do anything positive to change.

To those who were patient and understanding I say thanks on behalf of those were out there .

-- Posted by Bills310 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 11:42 PM

Pipefitterguy- As a fellow power house builder and tradesman I thank you for your support of these people who restored the water and defending them to the unknowing know it all's that believe it's as easy as a little pvc glue and a plastic fitting.

Thanks to all that supported our spouse's that spent the night in the rain, lightning, and mud, while the rest of the city slept.

-- Posted by Bills310 on Sat, Apr 16, 2011, at 11:50 PM

Bills310, the spouse of a water dept. employee,

I'm sure in this perfect little town, he wont miss a pay check and I'm sorry if you feel upset after reading these comments

I for one am glad, after your sponse got home safely, you finally got to vent as we did, it sounds like you have All the answers just like most people in office. It also looks like to are just as egar to point the finger to someone else

.Everyone in this town ,especially the water dept. knows there is a problem with the lines.

" I feel sorry for you that you put your wants and needs above all that are trying to help and correct the problem." I really liked that.It was touching , but truthfully , it was getting paid! not the trying to help.

" The people in the water dept are pros. but when you are battling 750,000 gallons of water gushing at high volume out of a 3/4 hole 12 feet below road surface in sand soil,and lightning storms it made it quite a challenge for any pro." Pro's are trained to handle this, the weather is always a factor in this career .

" Money was cut off of your water bill for the up coming month." good to know must be a reason for this, since you only pay for what you use.

Thank you for your time addressing my comments as the spouse of the water dept.

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Sun, Apr 17, 2011, at 12:47 AM

It is now 5 AM on Sunday....all is well once again. The water is back on, pressure is good, and everything is right with the world. Now maybe cooler heads can come up with a solution to this age old problem. Yes, doing daily maintainence takes money and if a rate increase is necessary to do it, then so be it. If you increase our rates a little at a time, instead of a huge hike, we can better absorb them. Thanks to everyone who took the time to express their opinions. Re-reading them this AM brings me a smile and a little bit of compassion and understanding. To the workers who got everything going again...A GREAT BIG THANK YOU. I will sign off until the next big break when I will once again been "waterless".

-- Posted by waterless on Sun, Apr 17, 2011, at 5:11 AM

I wonder where Mayor Bradshaw was during this water leak? It would have been nice to have periodic updates from her (since she is the mayor)on the water situation. Oh, I know, she was out soliciting votes yesterday at the Towers.

Thanks to Karen McQueen, at least she gave us updates.

-- Posted by rukiddingme62 on Sun, Apr 17, 2011, at 7:47 AM

What a bunch of cry babies!

-- Posted by lifehasitsmoments on Sun, Apr 17, 2011, at 8:27 AM

I have to agree with rukiddingme62,

While I do appreciate the fact that Mrs. McQueen did at least attempt to give us an update, where was the mayor? As the Administrator of the city she should be visible during events/incidents like this. I understand much of the frustration felt as I live in town and was without water too. I'm sure that the people who live in the city limits expect their town leaders to be visible and available, and in this case and a few others that has not been the case. I think some of this anger could have been resolved if our city leadership had been visible and addressing the public.

We can all point fingers and cry out at who is to blame. But if that's all we do, the problem will not be solved. How many people attend city council meetings and voice their opinion? How many people take an active role in the community?

If all we do is complain but do nothing to try and fix the problem, then what is the point?

I think this quote is applicable. It is from the 22nd Commandant of the Marine Corps (and a Hoosier by the way)

"The galleries are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down in the arena are the doers. They make mistakes because they try many things. The man who makes no mistakes lacks boldness and the spirit of adventure. He is the one who never tries anything. He is the break in the wheel of progress. And yet it cannot be truly said he makes no mistakes, because his biggest mistake is the very fact that he tries nothing, does nothing, except criticize those who do things." David M. Shoup General United States Marine Corps

I would rather see my elected city leadership visible, and doing their best. Even if they make the occasional mistake, I know there was at least an attempt to do the city right. I do not see that now and I am concerned. I will definitely do my part at the next election.

No I am not a city employee, just a concerned citizen who would like to see the leadership stand up, be visible and lead.

Semper Fi

-- Posted by Localguy1972 on Sun, Apr 17, 2011, at 8:59 AM

Why would the Mayor need to give updates when the water supervisor, who is in charge of those doing the work, has a first-hand view of what is going on? Personally, I would rather have the information come from the person in charge of the department doing the work. At least we had some specific details. maybe not as often as some of us wanted, but remember they were working on it. The supervisor could have given basic information to the mayor and left it at that, but i think he did fulfill his leadership role.

-- Posted by axegrinder1313 on Sun, Apr 17, 2011, at 9:18 AM

1. A "text" from the city indicating the water may be shut off? Considering we can't even PAY our water bill online, I seriously doubt this will ever happen. Good idea, though.

2. There are people in 3rd World countries who don't have water. No sh*t. I don't live in a 3rd World Country. Don't pull that line on me.

3. Water was up this morning, near as I can tell for me (South of Brazil), but the boil order means nothing. The water is so scummy when you boil it, that aside from taking a bath in it, it won't be used for human (or animal) consumption in MY home.

4. IF (and that's a big IF) the city workers worked ALL NIGHT to fix the problem .. great. They're no DUKE Energy, but I'm glad they stepped up to get the leak fixed. I won't respond to the "no food or water or OT" .. because it's ridiculous.

I'm happy I have water .. but what worries me now is that we ALL are behind on laundry, baths, dishes, so that means more use .. more of a chance at another break (or leak) somewhere. After reading the paper .. I see that's exactly what happened.

So, to those of you who say "quityerbitchin" .. I say "bite me". Two leaks in as many days. Defend whoever you want - no, the people in office NOW didn't put the pipes in (DUH) .. but they CAN get them replaced .. one by one. Everyone who's been in office can .. but have they? Obviously not.

-- Posted by Emmes on Sun, Apr 17, 2011, at 12:37 PM

"Personally, I think your Mayor should wash her hands of you morons..."

Oh yeah? Where is she gonna get the water to do that?

-- Posted by MFurryasse on Sun, Apr 17, 2011, at 12:43 PM

I am just curious....what do the schools do when there is boil alert?

-- Posted by proudairforcewife on Sun, Apr 17, 2011, at 2:53 PM

Ang_65 The type of dish soap that you use may be causing some of the problem due to the residue that it (the soap) leaves behind. As for the amount of chlorine that is in your water; the standards are set by I.D.E.M. not any local water utility on it's own.

Emmes As for the over consumption theory breaking the line today you are incorrect. As most with any type of mechanical knowledge know, once a pressurized system is drained nearly completely and then recharged there is always the possibility of a new leak. A few on here figured as much last night.

I am not defending any one person or group. I am only stating the facts that I see from an educated standpoint. I try and know all the facts of whatever subject I feel like arguing about, not what I hear from the Jone's down the way. All cry to oust the mayor in the elections, when it would benefit more with any mayor to attend council meetings and try and all work together for one cause not against any official.

With yet more facts being pointed out I am done commenting on this thread. To all the haters out there hope you have another day of bliss in your ignorance.

-- Posted by Bills310 on Sun, Apr 17, 2011, at 7:08 PM

I promised to sign off but the idea of a water truck parked in the center of town (the courthouse) is one truly great idea. When I was out buying water at Krogers and Walmart, I wondered just what folks with limited incomes was doing. As for a rain barrel, I noticed they are for sale in Terre Haute for $60. Right now it might as well be a million. With unemployment, taxes due, regular monthly bills, food, gas, etc., I don't think many of us can spare $60. If nothing else, add a small fee to our water bill ($2.00 a month) so the city administration can pay for the water for the truck. What a blessing that would be for all of us. Posting info is an absolute necessity. Either on TV or radio would be expected. Not everyone can afford a computer. I didn't even know there was a problem until my dish wisher started making noise because of lack of pressure and water. No announcement was ever made on local TV or radio that the water was going to be shut off. Once again, I will call it quits over this problem and sign on again when I am waterless once more.

-- Posted by waterless on Sun, Apr 17, 2011, at 7:21 PM

The water department has done a great job with the amount of money they have to work with, and for everyone that can do nothing but complain you should be sent to the military so you can see what it's like not having water, clean clothes and food each and every day. So shut-up and stop complaining.

Steve Wetnight

-- Posted by steve50 on Sun, Apr 17, 2011, at 7:27 PM

BILLS360 - I don't claim to have mechanical experience, but I'm happy to know SOMEONE in this town does. Your self-proclaimed knowledge could have been to better use than on a comments page.

-- Posted by Emmes on Sun, Apr 17, 2011, at 7:58 PM

Steve50

"and for everyone that can do nothing but complain you should be sent to the military so you can see what it's like not having water, clean clothes and food each and every day. So shut-up and stop complaining." Been there done that and even got the t-shirt, not sure what that has to do with the water leak. congrats. on serving our country.

I was driving on national and saw a backhoe and 5 guys standing looking into a hole. came back about 1/2 later and nothing has changed. maybe they had fixed the leak and checking it to see if it would hold. that's it.

I have water!

,

-- Posted by carebuttonbroke on Sun, Apr 17, 2011, at 8:12 PM

Brazilresidents2003,

I did not slam the mayor nor any city employees in any form, I merely pointed out my concern. If you'd like to know who I am just ask, I don't hide behind this screen name. You can contact the times and go through the reporter of this article and I'd even be happy to discuss this face to face if that is your desire.

We are all granted freedom of speech through a document called the constitution, please feel free to read it sometime. I've spent my life defending your right to freedom of speech and many others freedoms you probably take for granted. If I choose to use that same freedom of speech I am maligned? At no time did my tone indicate that I was being verbally abusive to anyone. I simply pointed out that I have some concerns, and for your information the mayor and I have had face to face conversations on my concerns as we will with this matter as well. I know very well what our city officials elected, appointed and hired do for this city as I have worked hand in hand with many of them. I take a very active part in this community, do you? so please refrain from calling someone ignorant when you yourself don't have all the information.

As for the Semper Fi, I usually end all my correspondence that way. I am unapologetic for my service to my country or my views, because that is my right. If you do not like it, that is fine. I'm not here for your approvals.

As for your comment about being on the ballot, I am precluded from holding public office while on Active Duty. That being said, yes when I retire in a couple years I may very well run for office, not saying I am better or worse than anyone but just a continuance of my public service.

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Localguy1972 and all the others with thier Semper Fi and other military comment what the hell does any of that have to do with the water situation. You can't blame the Mayor for everything that goes wrong,,,, Walk a mile in the Mayors shoes then, maybe then you have the right to criticise. If you all could have done a better job than Ann then either you would have held that office or been on the ballot. How easy it is to be ignorant without having to disclose who you really are.....

-- Posted by Localguy1972 on Sun, Apr 17, 2011, at 9:11 PM

LOCALGUY, I can only speak for myself regarding the "Semper Fi" quote .. it's called knowing what it's like to be held to a higher standard. It's called putting the needs of others before yourself. It's called doing what is necessary amid the negativity with NO REGARD for a pat on the back BECAUSE IT'S YOUR JOB.

You obviously don't know the pride that comes with wearing the uniform .. those of us who do (did) don't expect you to.

Many jobs (like working for the water company) are thankless .. so THANK YOU workers for getting the leak fixed and the water turned back on.

-- Posted by Emmes on Tue, Apr 19, 2011, at 12:15 PM

If they would fix the leaks and then repave the road afterwards they wouldn't we wouldnt have some of the problems that we are having now

-- Posted by solarbat on Tue, Apr 19, 2011, at 9:36 PM

Everyone on here complains and without a really good reason. If you want a reason to complain see if you can out do this one...... I live at the base of our water tower here in town and my water pressure is so low that i bearly have the pressure to run a dish water. I have had all the pipes replaced in the house and to the meter, but still have weak water pressure. with living at the base of the water tower here in town i should have enough pressure to power wash my car with out a power-washer. So quit your complaining over something that is clearly HIND-SIGHT.

-- Posted by solarbat on Tue, Apr 19, 2011, at 9:44 PM

Well Karen McQueen lives in Brazil because it's the easiest place in the world to take money from...it's profitable for her!

-- Posted by townisamazing on Wed, Apr 20, 2011, at 11:23 PM

hahahahahahaha! Funny stuff!

-- Posted by lovethistown on Thu, Apr 21, 2011, at 10:44 PM


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