Thursday, 20 September 2007 19:39
After hearing a paid advertisement on the radio put on by
Political Action Committee Citizens for Change, Boone town officials were sent
to investigate the Deck Hill Water Tank for a possible leak.
A water sample
taken from the overflow indicated a small amount of chlorine and fluoride in
the water, which indicated a leak from the Town water system. It was addressed,
Mayor Loretta Clawson says, and is a dead issue, since the leak has been
Divers entered the tank to investigate last week and a
temporary fix was installed. A more permanent solution is on the agenda.
Citizens for Change Chair Jeff Templeton fears the
town administration is making light of a serious issue. By his own
measurements, he says 3 gallons of water a minute were wasted because of the
leak. Clawson says the leak was so insignificant it failed to register, and
with the leak fixed, there’s no issue.