Pineview should have investigated water abuse sooner

Friday , August 16, 2013 - 4:23 PM

Cheryl Archuleta

Editor,

Pineview Water now says we must cut water usage by 50 percent or they will cut services! (Aug. 16,”Pineview Water systems: Cut water use by 50 percent——or else”). I have contacted Pineview Water several times about a neighbor who waters every single day, for hours, and 8-10 feet into the street. Several other neighbors have also called Pineview to complain.

Pineview’s response: “Unless we catch the person abusing their water rights, we cannot help you.”

Well, now they want to do something about people wasting water? Where have they been all summer? Everyday we can drive around Ogden and count on both hands the number of people with their water on between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. or washing down their driveway or gutter.

Why were the conservation efforts not enforced earlier in the summer? Now it’s too little too late!

All Pineview had to do was look at the water records to see who was watering in excess. People should around and see whose grass looks like carpet compared to those of us with brown yards. Shame on you Pineview Water!

Cheryl Archuleta

Ogden



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