Weatherford Democrat

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July 8, 2014

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Big city, no care

WEATHERFORD —

Dear Editor:

The City of Weatherford officials have deemed it necessary to increase costs of utilities and taxes so more pet projects can be paid for. This comes from a city that collects money each month for storm runoff during an extended drought. The citizens the city controls via utilities and taxes are not seeing increases in income to meet the increases the city wants. It almost looks as though the city wants to become a for-profit company. I would also suggest that you get a key to open the water meter enclosure and make sure you are not losing water due to a break, because if you do have one, you will get no relief from the city. Just tuffy too bad. Weatherford has become a city too big to care.

Jay Cloward

Weatherford

 

Good clean water

 

Dear Editor:

Summer is here and many of us are heading out to spend time on the water.

We should be glad the Environmental Protection Agency has recently proposed a long-overdue rule that will safeguard water quality across the country.

This “new” proposal is really an old one: it simply clarifies which bodies of water are protected under the Clean Water Act.

The proposal will restore federal protections to two million miles of streams--waters that provide drinking water to 117 million Americans and vital habitat for wildlife.

Like just about everything else these days, the proposal has generated some controversy in the halls of Congress. But many of those making wild claims about the rule may not have read the proposal or understand its sweeping exemptions for the agricultural community.

On the next hot day this summer, please sit down with a cool glass of clean water and send our members of Congress an email letting them know about the importance of clean water and healthy wetlands and streams--for our economy, for wildlife and for our way of life.

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