Letter to the Editor: Mistake shouldn't cost taxpayers
Jim Peters, 109 N. Orleans Ave. Dell Rapids
January 09. 2014 2:13PM
In a recent edition of the Tribune, there was an article about cloudy tap water affecting some homes in Dell Rapids. I find it funny that a few years ago when the city did some work on Orleans Avenue south of the railroad tracks, we had cloudy water in the area. On top of that, the sewer kept backing up. But you know what? None of that ever made the paper. City Hall knew about it but never did a thing about it. They more or less forgot about it.
And this time around, the problem could have been avoided. I would think that someone or somebody would’ve known that if a water line laid dead ended for several decades, looping it and reversing the flow was the wrong thing to do. That oversight is going to cost the taxpayers thousands. It shouldn’t cost us anything, but it should cost someone at City Hall their job.