Comments: I'll Supply the Tin Foil Hats Next Time

I would have been tempted to out crazy them. Started foaming at the mouth about how the Government was deliberately putting carcinogens in the ground water
so they can force us to hook to the water THEY control so they can pump their drugs into us to keep us docile. SHEEP! You're all SHEEP!!!

Posted by Graumagus at September 15, 2009 10:41 PM

Don't you remember me complaining that I didn't have the money to hook up to city water. They gave us the same 'deal'. But we aren't in the cancer zone so it was not 'forced' on us. We did not hook up. I paid a fortune for a great water well system when we bought this house. I have NO money left due to the increase in taxes... but I do pay for water each month in tax money whether I like it or not... I just don't pay the bond, nor the hook up fee, nor the monthly utility bill...which would be a frick'n fortune for me. My neighbor is a plumber and a good one... if you want his number, let me know.

Posted by vw bug at September 16, 2009 04:39 AM

Grau- You know, I was tempted. I wasn't going to take that particular line, but I so wondered what it would be like to be the craziest person in the room. The thought amused me. I really really like the gov't paranoia idea. A lot. That cracks me up. Baaaa!

VW- I'm going to be stuck with the bond. If they vote yes, I'll be forced to help pay for it through our neighborhood. I just won't be paying the extra 6K to hook up. I have a damn good system and my water guy is the best. Plus, I have a deep well. I wish I'd known about your plumber though, dammit. It took me 18 years to find a guy I finally like.

Posted by bou at September 16, 2009 05:21 AM

Oh and in all fairness I should state, I really think that the avg person in our neighborhood will vote FOR it for resale value, not paranoia. They had a realtor stand up and say how he'd lost like 3 deals because we're on well water. So anyone over 55 who wants to sell, want city water for salability. I completely get that... it's tempting just for resale due to the concern from people outside of our 'hood about what we drink.

I do wonder though, during the upcoming great water wars, how much everyone will have to spend for water. They gave this ridiculous number that our water will only be $50 a month. My gf looked at me and said, "With three teenage boys? I don't think so?" I think it will be triple that for me.

Posted by Bou at September 16, 2009 05:53 AM

Resale value is a powerful incentive... and though nobody would want to spend the money for city water, there are systems like Rainsoft to keep that crap out of your home.

Next meeting, take a video camera, k? We could use a little entertainment... ;)

Posted by pam at September 16, 2009 08:12 AM

Did you or anyone else mention that list of past foulups by their water department and how they had to pay megabucks for an outside firm to clean house in their water department, reorganize the place and do maintenance and repairs that had been put off for years?

That water bill price may depend on what else they slip into the bill. When I had county water, I paid for water and sewer. Here in Lantana, they lump water and sewer and garbage and trash pickup on the same monthly bill, which of course is MUCH larger than my old county water-sewer bill.

Posted by George P at September 16, 2009 08:56 AM

Go Italian! Drink lots of wine!

Posted by JihadGene at September 16, 2009 11:03 AM

Oh, Bou! That's so funny ... but it isn't! You've just described every water meeting I've ever attended.

Posted by PeggyU at September 16, 2009 11:17 AM

You know, of course, that I am the official purveyor of Tinfoil Hats. With perforations.

Posted by Elisson at September 17, 2009 04:44 PM

Public water adds salability? Really? Where we're at it sure doesn't - everyone has wells and no one wants city water. But then I guess N Fla is much different. By the way - how are you liking your tankless water heater? We are getting ready to buy a house and I think we want to get one.

Posted by Carmen at September 18, 2009 12:37 PM