Monday, August 6, 2007

Somerset Well Problems and where you can get some help.

In the Somerset Herald, Liz Holland writes that

On Thursday, a workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Somerset County Office Complex in Princess Anne to help people apply for grants and loans.

Residents will be able to meet one-on-one with DHCH staff members to see if they qualify for financial help, said Joan Kean, the county's planning director.

To speed up the application process, property owners are asked to bring a copy of their deed, a copy of their property tax bill, homeowners insurance policy, proof of income, Social Security card, a utility bill and copy of their mortgage.

Residents who are unable to attend the workshop will still be able to get applications by calling 410-651-1424.

Here is the link to her article.

I love how Liz states
All of the wells that have failed -- including Street's -- are older 2-inch suction wells that will not work if the water table drops significantly due to drought or other reasons.

Homeowners with 4-inch wells that use submersible pumps are not having problems.
Talk about covering your ass. I guess you think that part of the problem is people had the wrong wells installed at their home. At least thats what this statement implies. Of course Robin Street wouldn't know jack shit about this, his family has been involved in Somersets County's Sanitary District longer than you've been alive. But lets look at that again, " will not work is the water table drops significantly due to drought or other reasons." Hmmmmm might those other reasons be big agra like the sod farm? Come on Liz, just admit it. The vast majority of people believe the sod farm is a huge part of the problem. The fact that they had 2 illegal wells cemented that belief. I noticed a for sale sign in front of said sod farm. I wonder if he is trying to get out before a class action lawsuit winds up on his doorstep? Sounds like he knows how to read the writing on the wall.

I guess it could be worse, at least this article supplies the information for people to get some help. Remember the free press is the cornerstone of our democracy. You know for the people, no matter how rich or poor they are, if they are black or white or hispanic, or purple people from Mars. I know Somerset County is a small place and all that, but don't be afraid to speak truth to power girl. If you don't, well people will lose faith in what you write. I know you got into journalism for that reason right? TO help people, to inform people of injustice laid on their doorsteps, right?

Damn, I hope so.

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