Filtration needs new solution

City council needs to find different water filtration solutions

In the matter of filtering the city water, the council needs to figure out something different. They already put chlorine in all the water we use, including lawns, flowers and bathroom water. We wash our cars with it and take showers. Ninety percent of our water is chlorinated that doesn’t have to be.

Now they are thinking of filtering all the water when less than 5 percent of our water is used to drink. The council should consider under sink filters only for water we drink. 

The cost of filtering all the water is far too costly. We have many older people on social security that can’t afford that much for water and sewer. It’s the council’s job to see to it that doesn’t happen. 

We have used this water system for 100 years, 70 years with wooden pipes and no storage tank. Many years ago we selected a county surveyor who put purple dye in the Boulder River above the water system. No dye got into the water system proving there was no surface water in it. Mother nature purifies water by filtering it through sand and gravel so it is fit for every living thing to drink. 

When I was on the city council, I spent a great deal of time on the water system. I have lived in Sweet Grass County for nearly 93 years and water quality has never been a problem.

Paul Westervelt

Big Timber

 

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