The Water’s Fine
We all got our copies of the annual report on Trumansburg’s water quality in the mail yesterday, and all’s well. None of the contaminants that were tested for were at dangerous levels. It cannot be said, then, that Trumansburg needs a second source of water through the proposed Water District 5 because there’s something wrong with the water that we’re already getting.
What about that supposed legal requirement of a second water source for Trumansburg, then? I have to say that I’m disappointed that not one person has even tried to address the challenge I issued a couple days ago, to prove that there actually is any legal obligation at all – a law or a regulation – for Trumansburg to develop another source of water other than what we’ve got.
Given that a legal mandate for Trumansburg is one of the major pillars of the arguments in favor of the perennial push for Water District 5 snaking through the Town of Ulysses, its removal should prove disastrous to the effort. Yet, not even Barry Hayes or the pseudonymic Phylogenes Panglosss have made an attempt to defend this particular item of faith.