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Forum topic by MrRon posted 04-07-2014 06:36 PM 842 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-07-2014 06:36 PM

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In the area where I live, the utility district is drilling into the aquafer that runs under my property and others as well. I have a well that supplies my water and the UD is going to sell me back my own water at a cost of $15 per month. Is there anything I can do to stop this theft? Everyone in my area is on well water with no complaints.

This is the same area where they are also running a sewer system and going to charge $30 per month for a mandatory connection.

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#1 posted 04-07-2014 07:13 PM

This is becoming more of the normal all of the time. They want to do away with private wells. There is probably nothing you can do to stop it. I am sure it’s being done under the premise of “publics best interest”. Government talk.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 04-08-2014 12:47 AM

I agree that they are stealing your water. However, I would jump at the chance to get rid of my well and not have to worry about it and maintenance at all. I know my costs for electrical power and maintenance are more than $15 a month.

The same goes for my septic system… I would be quite happy to pay only $30 per month for the service. In the long run, I think that you would be money ahead.

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#3 posted 04-08-2014 01:45 AM

All this talk about well water and sewer system makes me think of the George C. Scott movie “Hospital”.
Where the orderly comes into the patients room and swaps the IV and Catheter bags, one for the other, and then checks the chart and leaves the room.

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#4 posted 04-08-2014 10:37 PM

Old “water rights” laws might protect you, though that’s less likely when it’s the government taking the water. Might need a lawyer.

When I was younger (around 1980, NY state), there was a roadside spring in our town that all the locals used to use to fill jugs of drinking water. We always got drinking water there, since our well tasted of sulfur. The Great Bear water company bought the property along the road and took over the spring. Some people sued, citing some archaic water rights law about prior use (the spring was on a public right of way and in use for over 100 years) and got a ruling that GB had to keep a pipe flowing at the roadside for anybody to use during daylight hours; GB could only fill their tank at night.

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#5 posted 04-08-2014 11:16 PM

Careful what you wish for – we have our water bill go from 160 to 220/month for drought restrictions.

15 bucks is not where your costs will end up.
It will look more like the cable bill…...full of taxes and surcharges, and fees.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#6 posted 04-09-2014 12:10 AM

I live 10 miles from Lake Michigan. I am connected to Milwaukee’s water and sewer system.

About $225 per quarter.


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#7 posted 04-09-2014 01:03 PM

Mark it all down as the progress of man.

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