By Amber Williams-Baldwin
June 29, 2007
The rust or murkiness is often because of kick-up or stirring caused when the new water is pumped in. Rain water wouldn't do this because the force isn't strong enough. I was always raised to change the filter after water delivery, and not to drink it for a few days. Also those tanks that haul water are cleaned and tested.
Anyway if there's rust in your tank you should get it looked at, better yet get the tank cleaned out -- I would think every 3 years or so depending on the trees around you.
Those guys work long hours and have pulled for us in the past working 48 hours straight so mothers with babies could have warm baths and hot water for bottled milk.
A few years ago when water was short everywhere and the waiting list was 2 weeks, they got to us in under 5 days. I think it was 10 pm and my family gave him some type of home baked bread and he broke off a hunk and started eating on the spot, I think it was the first food he'd had all day.
When you know they're pulling long hours give them a cup of coffee and snack -- it'll go a long way with thanking them.
Received June 28, 2007 - Published June 29, 2007
About: A former resident of Ketchikan
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