And to think they blamed coach Hart for losing all those games???
Old news. Everyone knows there's been something in the Chico water for a long time now.
My husband grew up in Chico........this explains so much.
Soooooo, it is the water that makes Chico, Chico. That makes perfect sense.
Something has been put into the Decatur water supply that smells very much like waay to much clorine! It does affect the taste of the water when the smell is so overwhelming. Awful!
Yummmy sweet tea! Itll make ya loose yer teeths!
It would really suck if someone did a study of the cancer rate in Chico. It has been known, and in some cases documented, the problems citizens in that area have experienced with regards to cancer.If the water "smells like rotten eggs" there is something in it. A lot has been attributed to all of the wells being dug and the fracking issues involved. When hydraulic fluid and various other chemicals are pumped into the ground so the oil and gas companies can benefit, there are problems. Those on wells in the Barnett Shale area would be VERY surprised what is in your water.Try looking up fracking on the internet and see what it tells you.
Drink Chico water & write your name. You can still read it in the dark & not near as cold as snow! You don't even have to raise the lid, it'll eat the lid in about 2 weeks.
If you want good clean water, let me deliver it to your door step!Dble Fake Sparkletts Water Jug Delivery Man
If the water smells like rotten eggs , it contains sodium bisulfite which is produced by bacteria in the water.
Yea, like Newark water smells like!
Hey 11:26,It must also do something to your spelling.
HART HAS HIS REVENGE!DRINK UP YOU BUNCH OF NO FOOTBALL PLAYING FREAKS!THE WATER BOY
"rotten egg" smell also results from a mixture of nearly 300 chemicals used in the fracking process.
So, Mzchief, if that's Chico's excuse, what's yours?
3:13, you ain't lyin! Newark has the most disgusting water I have ever tasted! Mine smells like rotten eggs.
Yes, egg smelling water has sulfur in it. Why would drilling rigs use hydraulic fluid to frac with? Water (which is what they use) is less expensive. They use hydraulic fluid IN their equipment, which may leak out in SMALL quantities. And, by the way, the drilling operations don't use plutonium or uranium. So, 11:36, you made a point in the wrong thread.
How many new wells have been drilled in Chico anyways. Not near as many as on the wise/tarrant border.
11:36 Chico is the limestone capitol of the world and the water does not have an odor. No proof the problem is caused from drilling but probably from the limestone formation.
Uranium has been in limestone formations for millions of years. The mayor of Chico needs to address a filter system to lower the levels to meet EPA requirments. It just takes money to provide safe drinking water. Blaming the oil and gas industry is wasting time and not solving the immediate problem. Until it is resolved, residents will keep buying drinking water. A young mayor doesn't need to become a political activists working against the oil and gas industry. Chico needs a mature mayor who has common sense to take care of problems.
6:53, I appreciate your comments, as you made several very valid points. Actually, I appreciate quite a few of the comments made on this post as people discussed options and scenarios.I never post comments on here, but I feel I need to on this one. I definitely am not blaming the oil and gas industry. As I have told many people in town, it's not fair for me to point fingers at any one person without having the science to back it up. In the WFAA piece, they point out the injection well near town, but I never blamed the problem on that. We had simply talked about several possibilities: is it something naturally occurring? Is it blasting related? Is it drilling related? Is it something we haven't even thought of yet? I am not an activist working against the oil and gas industry. Instead, I am just a resident trying to learn more about why our uranium levels suddenly increased in our wells.If it is naturally occurring, I just want to know why it has suddenly increased. We can't fix the problem if we don't know the cause.And I do appreciate your mentioning of adding a filtration system. That is something we have definitely talked about, but at a half-million dollars, it's not something we can just run out and do.Again, I appreciate your comments on this post. I just wanted to respond to assure you that I am not an activist out to take down oil and gas; most of my friends and family are working in the oil and gas industry, and I know firsthand how much our area depends on it. I am just trying to do my job as mayor to find out why the uranium levels are high. We can't make it better if we don't know what caused it.
D.J., perhaps selling some of Chico's parks and recreation centers could provide the funds necessary in purchasing the filter? I'm aware such a proposal may receive opposition from certain citizens and council members, but desperate times call for desperate measures! The health of your constituents should be your top priority, son!
And it absolutely is my priority, sir. We have had those wells offline since learning of the uranium levels so that the only water we are using is safe and within the acceptable parameters.As for selling off parks and recreation centers, the City does not own anything like that, outside of our park/playground downtown. Thank you for your concern and input!
Was Brett Shipp looking for a story to blame the oil and gas industry for Chico's water problems? He guided the interview to the injection well instead of uranium naturally occurring in limestone formations. There should be help from the State on how to determine the source of the uranium and grants to help pay for a filtration system or a clean water supply as provided by West Wise or Walnut Creek. Being mayor is a huge responsiblity that requires maturity and experience. The problem with the water was not recent news; however, it seems odd it came out the same week as the Messenger editor Brandon Evans wrote a story on water and air quality. It is good to know you are not an envirnomental activists but truly interested in solving the problem.The oil and gas industry is the largest employer providing jobs in a very weak economy and a strong tax base to pay Chico city taxes. Sensational news reporting hurts our property values; therefore, reporting correctly with facts is extremely important. Hopefully the State water board can be of help.
Don't drink the water in Boyd. Jeez!
It doesn't help that the local Gota Go dumps human waste on the ground either
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