Thursday, March 31, 2016

Foul Wells Will Mean More City Water Sales.

   News of tainted wells on Fort Drum is good news for the City of Watertown as that means more water sales through the DANC line.  Add to that all the rain upping hydro revenue, the higher sales tax, and savings on gasoline and this should be an easy budget season for the City.
   Won't even need the paring knife much less the budget axe.
   
http://www.syracuse.com/state/index.ssf/2016/03/fort_drum_closes_2_water_wells_after_finding_traces_of_toxic_chemical.html#incart_river_home

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Story states another well on Ft. Drum will be put on line?

Anonymous said...

You are wrong unless the COW can lower its disinfection byproducts which is why FT Drum blends its water. Is it true the superintendent is retiring, have not seen a job posting.

Anonymous said...

More to come on the COW's ability to supply Ft Drum.

Anonymous said...

Sligar must be leaving to avoid any responsibility. Hope he has a nice luncheon. Wonder how many DOH come.

Anonymous said...

Just read Sligar's comment to WDT another lie the plant can only put out 12 MGD and less when backwash water is subtracted. There is a report from Stearns and Wheler that shows hydraulics only permit 12 MGD and DANC has that report also. More to come.

rick aldrich, USMC said...

Tainted wells, are nothing new at Ft Drum. This has been going on for a good 30 years, that I know of. Add to that, the contaminated landfill sites scattered around the cantonment area. This will cost for years to come.

Anonymous said...

Sligar's leaving in June....Luncheon will be served by Brian...lol

Anonymous said...

Could this result in BRAC closure?

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be wise just to use the well on Ft. Drum property that the Village of Antwerp used to own??? Poetic justice with regards to Ft. Drum "taking their well" years ago because it was on the Fort Drum Property........Maybe it's polluted already...

Anonymous said...

3:339 If they are only putting out 5.5 million and can do 12 million as you say then that's more then twice what they need to supply the city and Drum. Sounds like you have a issue with Sligar and the Water Dept.

Anonymous said...

Fish On! Thanks for taking the bait 5:55. Today's lesson is what does 5.5 million mean? That is the average yearly, what needs to be looked at is peak daily average. This occurs in the summer months and in the winter due to main breaks. Go back the last ten years and you will see days that average 9+ MGD. Add the extra water sold and you approach 10+. Ten state standards recommend adding a factor for fires. Let me know when you are ready for the next lesson. Maybe we can talk water allotment contracts. Just trying to save lives.

Anonymous said...

8:34 is spot on.

Anonymous said...

834 is right, hope there's no fires on the North side, around the Lincoln St. area where "undersize" mains are the norm even though they were "cut" from the budget, replaced with other "fluff" in the budget to save $34K.....

Anonymous said...

Why did he say 15 million?

Anonymous said...

WDT should report on this if true or not.

Anonymous said...

Where is 5:55?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like DANC and COW saw something shiny. Hope their pieces of silver can pay for some rope Judas!

Danny M. Francis (Eyepublius) said...

How about piping H2O to Flint, MI and reap some money, too, based on their woes ...any other places to reap benefits off the suffering of others .. they way I see this article.

Anonymous said...

Better take away any matches and lighters on the North Side. Oh and lessen the Fire Dept. Staff. They can work at P&R. What a joke this city is. Get rid of Addison.

Anonymous said...


Sligar's retirement is a good thing for the COW. He is about as anti-employee as anyone I have ever know. Wonder if Brian would be interested in taking over the head spot? He is certainly qualified and has shown that he has the best interest of the water-drinking public in mind. He was a very nice guy and did not deserve what happened to him. Guess this is what you get from 28 years of outstanding service in the age of Addison. No respect for the employee or citizen at all. Good bye Mr. Sligar and good riddance.

Anonymous said...

I am not sure how accurate this info is? The WDT is on the DANC board but has a responsibility to investigate this. Are the disinfection byproducts correct and are we in danger of not having a sufficient water during high demand periods? The Mayor should be leading this.