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Need a contamination plan

I agree mightily with John Owens’ March 31 letter. I hope other water districts are reviewing their contingency plans to notify their users in the event that their water should become contaminated.

As Owens pointed out, there are so many avenues that the Pasadena Water District and the local media could have used to notify consumers, but chose not to put forth the effort. It is especially disappointing to witness a public utility demonstrating such passiveness for their customers (who have no choice but to be their customers).

Forrest Diehl

Spokane


 

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