DON’T DRINK THE WATER- ERRR Bit late for that !!!!!!

April 23, 2011 at 3:41 pm 13 comments

So the Utilities Dept sent out a warning , I received it in this morning’s mail

DRINKING WATER WARNING ENCLOSED
and a two page letter to residents of the Cities of Lorain, Amherst , Sheffield Lake and the Northern Ohio Water Company

Today is April 22nd and the problem occurred Saturday April 9th , 2011 and Sunday April 10th

NOTE: If it is important enough to send out a letter It might have been nice to receive it before 12 days had passed


so that people who are at risk with severely compromised immune systems ( those people on chemo for instance) , infants and some elderly may be at increased risk would know that their nausea, cramps diarrhea and associated headaches were possibly due to that glass of tap water.

Yup it was nice to be thought of but how about contacting us in a timely manner!
Turbity-Turbidity is cloudiness or opacity in the appearance of a liquid caused by solids, particles and other pollutants. Turbidity measurement provides an indication of the clarity of water and water quality.

Sorry!!! but that is definitely shutting the barn door after the horse .

However since the letter asked us to share I am sharing

Contact 1-800-426-4791 E#PA

or Daniel McGannon 440-204-2280 1106 1st Street Lorain

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13 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kelly Boyer Sagert  |  April 23, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Thanks for the info! I hadn’t heard that before.

  • 2. Mark  |  April 23, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Did it not occur to them to maybe, um, have the Urinal print something? Lord knows THEY’D have been all over it like,uh, pond scum on water.

    And the City wonders why nothing gets passed or we don’t trust them.

  • 3. Dennis Lamont  |  April 23, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Whew, had me worried for a minute, nope , Lorain County Rural Water has no advisories posted, although way out here at the end of the line you can get a yellowish tinge if someone opens a hydrant between Birmingham and Avon Lake

  • 4. Loraine Ritchey  |  April 23, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    No one it seems had advisories posted I just got this in my mail. I am told the reason my water ( close to the plant ) smells like a swimming pool from time to time is so that you guys ( farther away ) rural water have to have a certain amount of chrlorine so in order for you to get the right amount I get more .hmmmmmm have to check on that ….. Loraine

    note this is from a website that sells those de chrlorinating products so for what it is worth fyi
    http://www.pure-earth.com/chlorine.html

  • 5. Phil, Lorain, Ohio  |  April 23, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    We didn’t receive one at the high-rise on 6th and Reid Ave.

  • 6. The Observer  |  April 23, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Seems there may be a pattern of violations.
    http://www.cityoflorain.org/documents/council/4-4-11pkt_1318.pdf

    EPA is under Kasich now, no favors anymore.

    Does anyone realize what chlorine can do to you?
    Why don’t I smell/taste chlorine in Cleveland, Elyria,Vermilion and other cities water?

    Who’s running this show and messing with our health/lives?

  • 7. Grammy  |  April 23, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Yet, if someone would have gotten ill and gone after the city to offset expenses as a result of this “situation” they would have been told that it was too far after the fact or the city is covered by “sovereign immunity” and therefore is not responsible for any wrong doing by any of its employees or equipment. If we as citizens mess-up, we are responsible, but if it’s the city, oh well!

  • 8. Dennis Lamont  |  April 24, 2011 at 9:53 am

    We don’t get the chlorine smell out here, it’s when it gets that moldy smell that you really wonder.

    http://www.pelicanwater.com/whole_house_water_filters.php?source=googleftr&gclid=COHm0rjwtKgCFYS8KgodwShOBQ
    is an alternative.

  • 9. Mary  |  April 25, 2011 at 2:51 am

    Got the same letter! Peachy!

  • 10. Kalin  |  April 25, 2011 at 5:00 am

    I’m glad us apartment dwellers aren’t worth telling.

    There are springs on the corner of 113 & 58 as well as the corner of 113 & West Ridge. You can fill your own containers for pennies per gallon.

    If you decide to go with a pitcher style filter, Zero Water is much better than Brita.

  • 11. Liz  |  April 25, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Why didn’t they call for a boil alert? How many violations has the water department had this year? What is the department doing to improve the safety of our drinking water? Is the EPA doing their job? So many questions…

  • 12. Dennis Lamont  |  April 26, 2011 at 10:16 am

    A leetle after the fact
    http://www.morningjournal.com/articles/2011/04/26/news/mj4447833.txt

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