Letter to the Editor

Water is precious, thanks to those who help make sure we have it

Monday, February 19, 2018

To the Editor:

A precious commodity, we all seem to take for granted, until bam, Mom, there’s no water. This happened Friday afternoon, Feb. 2 on U.S. 40 northeast side, when a main line erupted. Think about it folks, we don’t realize just how “water” plays such an important role in our everyday lives.

First, let’s thank law enforcement for the vehicle placed on the crest of the hill, lights flashing, to warn motorists and low and move them to the left lane. This move not only made the workers safe, but kept accidents from happening.

Now, a great big “Thank You” to all the water workers involved. Thank you for your professional and rapid fix. Your “can do” attitude, and tireless efforts in cold and adverse conditions were outstanding.

Far too often, all you working in the utilities area ever hear is “negative” chatter. There’s no water, it’s brown, my bill’s too high, and on and on. Come on Brazil, and surrounding areas, put yourself in their shoes. Would you want to do what they do, to provide the services we often take for granted?

Maybe next time we see one of these workers say “Hi” and thank them. They are doing the best they can with their resources. Again, thanks for a job “well done” with that leak. And in the future, be safe.

Chris S. Wood, Brazil