I want to clarify some information that the newspaper did not mention in the article printed in Saturday’s (Aug. 10) edition.
The newspaper forgot to print that the city manager stated during the meeting that the water level had increased in the last few weeks and the fact that the water was going to run out very soon was no longer an issue.
At no time during the water committee’s public meeting were there ever any real or current cost figures presented until last Thursday (Aug. 8) when the Bee Development Authority made a presentation. That was the first time we had seen real figures for fresh water presented to the committee. The BDA proposal has no need to have a brine disposal permit. The city manager also has not presented any current test results of water from inside the city at depths of 400 to 600 feet in the Evangeline aquifer. Why?
Not all the committee members voted for the subcommittee’s proposal during the last meeting. The persons who voted against the proposal were: John Galloway, Roy Galvan, Tom Beasley, Richard Beasley and Carlos Perez.
The persons who voted for the proposal were: Kathlyn Patton, Jessy T. Garza, Tom Healey, Jim Crumrine, Raul Casarez, Kenneth Elsbury, Tonja Rice and Teresa Holland.
I believe the city council should be voting to use the surface water, BDA water and city water from the Evangeline aquifer. If reverse osmosis is so cheap a process, why is Corpus Christi willing to buy water 200 miles away from them, and also our water rights to local water supply?
Maybe we, the resident voters, should be considering the replacement of our city management and city council and start all over again. It might be cheaper.
Formal education does not equate to being smart; we should all use more common sense.