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Couple fight to not have to use township water

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posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 10:41 PM
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www.post-gazette.com...


An elderly couple is fighting a court order forcing them to use township-supplied water because they say the chlorine in it makes the woman sick.

Donald and Janet Burket were forced by a Blair County judge to tap into Greenfield Township's water system in 2008 to comply with a local ordinance. That ruling was upheld by a state appeals court.

The Burkets complied by connecting township water to a basement sink and paying a monthly rate for the service, but continued to use well water in all other taps in their home.

A township attorney told the judge on Monday that the ordinance requires the couple to use township water "for all human consumption."


They are requiring people to use township water "for all human consumption"? What is in that water that they want people to drink? Why do they want to control the water supply? Why do they want to prevent people from obtaining their own water source?

How did the government discover they were still using well water? Did a neighbor rat them out or something?




posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 10:59 PM
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simple fix to this, don't pay the water bill. they will shut it off sooner or later. still, how the hell can they force someone to use the towns water?



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 10:59 PM
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Logged back in, in order I could S & F this

The article doesn't provide much information apart from what you've posted

Let's try to remember to follow up on this when the judge makes his decision, huh ?

Disturbing, very

But then there's 1995 legislation in Australia that very few Aussies know about. I read it online in about 2000. Haven't been able to find it since and although I've posted about it several times, only one other person has said they too were aware of it

The Aussie legislation is similar to the case you've brought to light, insofar as it prohibits the use of water from streams, rivers, wells, springs, etc. --- despite that such water sources may be on property owned by the user. The penalties for contravention of these little-known laws was severe. And those laws were passed in the Oz Parliament and are just sitting there, able to be enacted at any time. Collection of rain-water (via private tanks on the owner's property, etc.) was also prohibited. Yet at the moment, Oz State governments are encouraging people to install rain-water collection tanks (?). As result, very few would believe the 1995 legislation could possibly exist



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 11:08 PM
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dthwraith quote:

simple fix to this, don't pay the water bill. they will shut it off sooner or later


Excellent lateral thinking


But they were, according to the article, 'Forced by Blair County judge to tap into the water-supply in 2008 in order to comply with local ordinance '

If they disconnect the supply or refuse to pay the bill for water they don't want, who knows what this Blair County will do ? Jail them ? Seize their property ?

What are other Blair County residents doing and thinking about this state of affairs ?

The water-wars are going on while we argue other matters. But these water-laws are going to hit us directly where we live, worldwide. The issue qualifies as a full-blown conspiracy, imo. But it appears to be slithering along under the radar at the moment, in most instances



posted on Mar, 30 2010 @ 11:32 PM
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Why not get a filter,I have one on my fridge and it filters out the Chlorine and the water sure tastes better.



posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 12:09 AM
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Originally posted by colsislander
Why not get a filter,I have one on my fridge and it filters out the Chlorine and the water sure tastes better.


If they are drinking well water, a filtration system would still be a good idea.

Where I live now, the water is horrible. It stinks like bleach and dead vegetation and it burns my nostrils in the morning while showering. If you let a gallon of the stuff evaporate or boil away, it leaves a BUNCH of white powders behind.

So, I bought a Berkey water filter system (with the black elements), and the add-on fluoride filters. The black Berkey elements remove greater than 99.9999999% of pathogenic bacteria.

The morning shower still stinks, but my drinking water now tastes great, noodles I boil for dinner smell and taste great, AND I've not caught a cold or flu or had diarrhea since I began using that filter. This filter also removes all kind of other chemical, even some of those prescription drugs they are finding in our water tables now .. no need for me to be drinking someone else's recycled prozac or viagra, ha. And man, does coffee made from bleach and fluoride free water taste great. I also drink a powdered milk that tastes like regular milk, but only if made from this clean water too.

And the extra added bonus of this too is that I have an emergency (gravity feed) water filter system that I can dump disgusting pond water into and end up with better than store bought bottled water. I HIGHLY recommend everyone use a high efficiency water filter system, one that also removed fluoride, and one that you can use during an emergency when city tap water might become contaminated.

Oh, and my cats drink this purified water too, and not long after they started drinking this better water I noticed how much nicer and fuller their fur now looks and feels. I don't know if there is a connection there, but certainly filtered water is better for their health too.

It's really a pity what's going on in this nation, where corporation are able to take our natural resources, which do belong to us all, and then force us into buying what is already ours. What we need is a "96 fix" like they have up in Canada, ha. It's just not right that we should have to pay for what is already ours.



posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 08:21 AM
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SnF for bring this sorry tail of big brother to everyone at ATS attention, thank you for your thread!

It is a good idea for this couple to just pay the city water system but use their own! Unfortunately this is yet another tax these fixed income people don't need to pay but must do to ensure their freedom. Not paying the bill would not solve anything for these people who should be enjoying their golden years without stress. After all this generation help pave the way for those of us who are younger!!!! We owe them peace. Wonder what luxury they will have to give up to pay this unneed bill for nothing, food, medical or both?

Really begs the question what is in the water the system desires us to intake??? Is it that they are the Master and must be obeyed idea.

This was the kind of tax that started a revolution! Sorry I am incorrect, that was tea, which is, what you put into that water.



posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 08:28 AM
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Is the couple rural or within the city limits?

I know in our town, if you live in the city limits, you have to use the city's water and are not allowed to tap wells. Out of the city limits, you're free to drill wells.

I still feel for this couple but was just curious what kind of setting they lived in.



posted on Mar, 31 2010 @ 09:19 PM
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Originally posted by AshleyD
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Is the couple rural or within the city limits?

I know in our town, if you live in the city limits, you have to use the city's water and are not allowed to tap wells. Out of the city limits, you're free to drill wells.

I still feel for this couple but was just curious what kind of setting they lived in.


I am not sure.

I assume that they live in the city limits, but I really don't know either way.




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