Statements about Water

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."

Says that "In 2009, I saved ratepayers around $500 million by persuading the Council to pursue a less expensive compliance mechanism if the City is required to treat Bull Run drinking water."

Say water fluoridation started in Nazi Germany ghettos and death camps to pacify the Jews.

"The water quality in the ocean is perfect. It’s been tested up and down every ocean shore in New Jersey."

The city of Atlanta has either the highest or second-highest average water bills in the country.

"Ten years ago the Austin Water Utility used a total of 240.3 million gallons. Every summer since then our peak day of water use has been lower."

"You might be surprised to know that 137 billion gallons flows (into Lake Erie) every day. You might be surprised to know that only 86.3 billion gallons flow out. ... Leaving us a net surplus of approximately 50 billion gallons a day."

The Medford Water Commission was fined $279,000 for dumping plain drinking water into a stream.

"Annual water usage in 2010 was actually down more than 18 percent from usage in 2006."

Increasing the bottle deposit to 10 cents on a case of water bottles could literally double the price of that product in the store.

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