Statements about Water
Says under his utility rate plan, "An estimated 50 percent of our residential households will see a decrease in their water and wastewater bills."
Says "If you compare the Portland Metro area to the CDC’s statewide cavity rates ... the Portland Metro area would actually rank as having the 15th lowest cavity rate in the U.S."
Says Texas ranks first among the states in the amount of carbon dioxide emitted and toxic chemicals released into water.
Says Austin’s treated wastewater, put into the Colorado River, is of higher quality than water the city takes from the lake for public use.
Says in "our region," 2011 was worst drought year ever recorded.
Says "Detroit dumping a bunch of sewage" in Lake Erie "causes big problems" for Ohio.
"Texas’ population is projected to double in the next 50 years or so, but our basic amount of water will remain about where it is now."
"Ninety percent of the topsoil has inadequate moisture to grow crops."
"People who wash cars at home will use approximately 80 percent more water than they do in a car wash."
Says the mayor’s job "is to make sure that if somebody is trying to build a set of water treatment plants to cure us from cryptosporidium we don’t have, we don't say yes even if CH2M Hill wants us to."
Says we could have saved ourselves the cost of building the Powell Butte water reservoir.
Says she is "saving ratepayers $6 million/year."
Ron Oakley's "conservative leadership protected local taxpayers over government bureaucrats" as the Water Management District’s budget decreased by "58 percent in the four years he served on the board."
In "the past 10 years, our (Austin) water rates have increased by 100 percent and we now have the highest water cost of the top 10 cities in Texas."
Says Lake Erie contains more native fish than all the other Great Lakes combined.
"We also have, in a park that’s not far from here, an ability to build a reservoir that can hold a 30-day water supply for the city of Atlanta."
A proposed mine in Wisconsin is "about two-thirds the size of Lake Winnebago."
A DeKalb sewer project "will create up to 4,000 direct jobs per year at peak production, many of which will be set aside exclusively for DeKalb residents."
Proposition 2 on November’s Texas ballot "does not cost state taxpayers any money."
Says "Many people I’ve talked to are angry that because of City Hall inaction we may have to spend a needless $500 million to cover and treat our pure drinking water."
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